Alabama Historical Commission – Alabama Main Street Program

Alabama Historical Commission  –  Alabama Main Street Program
468 South Perry Street
Montgomery, AL   36130-0900

Phone: (334) 242-3184
Faxes: (334) 262-1083

Webpage: http://preserveala.org/

Staff Directory: http://preserveala.org/staffdirectory.aspx?sm=a_d

Lisa D. Jones, Executive Director (Executive Office)

The Alabama Historical Commission is the state agency charged with safeguarding Alabama’s historic buildings and sites. Created by an act of the state legislature in 1966, it consists of 21 appointed members who represent a broad cross section of Alabamians. Architects, historians, archaeologists, and representatives of Alabama’s universities are members of the AHC.  It provides the following programs: National Register of Historic Places, Federal Rehabilitation Tax Administered through the AHC, the Alabama Main Street Program assists communities in organizing a revitalization process that supports the economic stability of downtowns.  Services offered are: Best Practices/Examples, Grants/Funding, Technical Assistance, Training/workshops, Architecture, Code Development, Community Design Arts, Community Development, Downtown Revitalization, Economic Analysis, Economic Development, Historical Preservation, Landscaping & Beautification, Planning/Comprehensive Planning, Surveys, Tourism & Events.

Main Street Four-Point Approach® is the foundation for local initiatives to revitalize their districts by leveraging local assets—from cultural or architectural heritage to local enterprises and community pride.  The four points of the Main Street approach work together to build a sustainable and complete community revitalization effort.

For additional information contact:
Mary Helmer
Phone: 205-910-8819
Email: mary@mainstreetalabama.org

Resource Type: Historic Preservation, Resources, Revitalization