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Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Five Points Historic District

Established October 28, 1999

 
 
Five Points Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Scarborough, December 31, 2010
1. Five Points Historic District Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2006 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 44.318′ N, 86° 34.515′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Pratt Avenue NE and Russell St NE, on the right when traveling east on Pratt Avenue NE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 802 Pratt Ave NE, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maple Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Twickenham Historic District (approx.
Five Points Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Scarborough, December 31, 2010
2. Five Points Historic District Marker
This is the view looking northeast with the marker to the right. Propst Drugs is center, as is the intersection of Russell Street and Pratt Avenue. The intersection of Holmes, Pratt, and Andrew Jackson that gives Five Points its name is just off to the left of this frame.
0.3 miles away); Site of Green Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Twickenham Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Site of Huntsville Female College (approx. half a mile away); Old Town Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Temple B’nai Sholom (approx. 0.6 miles away); Andrew Jackson (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Also see . . .  Five Points Historic District Association. (Submitted on July 15, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2011, by Jim Scarborough of Apex, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2011, by Jim Scarborough of Apex, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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