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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I just bought a house in Five Points, how do I know if it is included in the Historic District?

Congratulations and Welcome to the Neighborhood! Our web site contains a map of the Five Points Historic District.

I want to paint my house; do I need approval from the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission?

Only if you are changing paint colors. A good rule to remember is that any change to the exterior of a structure within any of Huntsville's Historic Preservation Districts needs approval. See the Regulations of the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission.

How do I get approval for modifications to my house?

Any changes to the exterior of a structure within any of Huntsville's Historic Preservation Districts requires approval from the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission. Applications can be downloaded from the City of Huntsville's Inspection Department. Additionally, review the Regulations of the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission.

Does my house qualify for a historic marker; how can I get one?

While all homes within the boundaries are eligible, The Five Points Historic District Association, Historic Marker Committee approves all applications from property owners. Regulations and associated costs can be found on our Historic Markers page.

I would like to join the Five Points Historic District Association, how much are the dues, and where do I send them?

Thank you for interest in supporting your Neighborhood! Annual dues are $10.00. The Membership page contains information and an application form.

I would like to volunteer my time to the Five Points Association. Who would I contact about this?

Wow! Thank you, volunteers are always welcome! Contact any of our Board Members to volunteer your time and services! Thanks!

When is the Cemetery Stroll and the next FPHDA meeting? Can anyone attend?

Anyone can attend either event, and is best of all, these events are Free! For further information on these and other neighborhood events, visit our Calendar page.

What is the story on the life size Cows I see from time to time in this neighborhood?

When Hale Brothers went out of business downtown, these Bovine were put up for sale. A group of 12 friends decided it would be much more fun (and economical) to purchase them as a group, and share ownership, which entitles them to the companionship of this pair of Bovine one month each year. There are several shareholders who live in the Five Points Historic District, but it is not unusual to also find them wandering through Old Town and Twickenham.  They seem to prefer the charm that older neighborhoods have, and who can blame them!  They are known as Lily and Flagg.  Quite appropriate, don't you think?

I own a business and would like to advertise in the FPHDA newsletter. Who do I need to contact regarding this issue?

Contact the Media Committee Chair.

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