Saturday, December 8, 2007

Development in Huntsville

Before Huntsville became an Army and NASA dependent city, it was a mill town. These mills moved down from New England and set up here after the war with cheaper labor. They all closed eventually in the 70-80's. The areas around where the mills were are not the best parts of town, as like in many places the new housing was built up on the edges of the city. As you come over the mountain from the east you drive by one of these buildings dominating NE Huntsville. It is being used for a variety of small efforts. Now, according to this article Mill to get new life as condos it will be turned into reasonably priced condos. This should, if done right, begin to revitalize that whole area. Anyway, here is a Google map of it as well:

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