Alabama Historical Commission
Alabama Main Street Program
468 South Perry Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-0900
Phone: (334) 242-3184
Fax: (334) 262-1083
Staff Directory: ahc.alabama.gov/staffdirectory.aspx
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, and Alabama Main Street Program, which 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, and 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.
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