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Five Points Historic District



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: 802 Pratt Ave NE, Huntsville, AL
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 34° 44.318    W 086° 34.515
  34.73863333    -86.57525
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Five Points Historic District
Established October 28, 1999


Part of the 1892 East Huntsville Addition created by local businessmen to revitalize Huntsville and attract industry in the post-Reconstruction period. Many streets recall those individuals - Pratt, Wellman, Ward, and Wells. Huntsville’s first subdivision, made feasible by the construction of a streetcar line, allowed working people to live farther than walking distance from jobs and shopping. Although the historic district does not encompass all of the area known as Five Points, it illustrates over 100 years of vernacular domestic architecture. The district retains its 19th-century grid of broad parallel streets, narrow lots, and rear service alleys. Annexed into the city in 1925.







End of Five Points Historic District