Atmore Explores Establishing Downtown Historic District

February 8, 2019

The immediate downtown Atmore business district could be designated as a historic district.

The City of Atmore held a public hearing Thursday evening to discuss the proposed historic district. Officials from the Alabama Historical Commission and the consulting firm of McNair Historic Preservation fielded question from a small crowd of mostly business owners and stakeholders at Atmore City Hall.

City Clerk Becca Smith said boundaries for the historic district have not yet been established, but the area currently under consideration is along and either side of Main Street downtown.

If the city moves forward, it could take well over a year before the historic district could become officially recognized.

Pictured: Downtown Atmore and a public workshop at the Atmore City Hall Thursday evening. photos, click to enlarge.


3 Responses to “Atmore Explores Establishing Downtown Historic District”

  1. Sidney on February 10th, 2019 2:46 pm

    This is a great idea, should have been done before now. There are great vintage storefronts.

  2. DJC on February 8th, 2019 9:45 am

    This would be good for the town

  3. DDD on February 8th, 2019 9:08 am

    I do hope this is something that will be approved. Atmore has a lot of history that unfortunately goes unnoticed. Atmore is such a beautiful town, that needs this to help it revitalize.

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