By Gary Lloyd
The city of Pinson is making progress in designating three districts as historic.
Mayor Hoyt Sanders said the city has been working with Pamela King, a historical district consultant, on three districts. Those districts are the Pinson Hills neighborhood, Pinson Main Street and Palmerdale.
Sanders said King updated the Pinson City Council last week on the three districts, including an “imminent re-submission” to the Alabama Historical Commission on the two Pinson districts.
“She has met on site at Palmerdale with AHC as to submission suggestions,” Sanders said in an email.
The Alabama Historical Commission is the state agency charged with safeguarding Alabama’s historic buildings and sites. Created by an act of the state legislature in 1966, it consists of 21 appointed members who represent a broad cross section of Alabamians. Architects, historians, archaeologists and representatives of Alabama’s universities are members of the commission. If the commission approves the applications, it then passes them to the U.S. Department of the Interior to be approved to be on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Pinson area is one of the oldest in the state of Alabama, and was incorporated as a city in 2004.
The city council next meets Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Pinson City Hall.
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