Official preservation of the Twickenham area started in the 1960s but, there were other efforts happening before as well. The famous green makers were made in 1950 by the Alabama Historical Association. Boundaries were decided on where the historical began and ended and if certain buildings in the downtown area were deemed historic significance. They kept the original name of Twickenham to honor the history and roots of Huntsville, in 1973, NRHP deemed it official. In 2015, there was debate on certain streets that were built in the Twickenham era that had historic houses on them. Many of the homeowners wanted their houses to be looked at to see if they could be historically preserved. Over 167 buildings were added to the roster of historic preserved houses. Organizations received $20,000 to help upkeep and preserve these new structures and they still receive care to this day.
To this day, you can walk downtown and marvel at the historic buildings that have been kept in great condition thanks to the city. There are also self-guided tours that you are able to take to learn even more history about the buildings in the city. There are other historic districts in this well-loved Southern city that you are able to explore as well.