There are few places in the South where structures built before the Civil War can be seen. The Twickenham Historic District in downtown Huntsville is one of those places.
Covering an area of 13 blocks, Twickenham has the one of the greatest concentration of antebellum homes in Alabama, according to Donna Castellano, Historic Huntsville Foundation executive director.
The neighborhood was designated a historic district in 1973, and the district's boundaries were recently expanded to add 39 more homes to the district.
Every major architectural style from 1814 to 2014 is represented in neighborhood; however, Castellano said there is more to Twickenham than its history and architectural significance.
"It's a neighborhood," Castellano said. "It's a place where people live. It's a place where there are sidewalks to walk. It's a place with there are huge trees. It's a place where people walk their dogs and where little kids set up lemonade stands."