24 June 2008

Hunt's Alley

When I was downtown yesterday photographing old homes, I came across these very old houses. Hunt's Alley offers a trip back in time. History buffs Al Bock and Lenore Kirkpatrick purchased the two-acre tract about two years ago. It contained the last authentic shotgun-style houses in Prattville. The narrow, wood-framed homes were used by mill workers in the early 1900s.The four remaining buildings were renovated and will house businesses. A lady who is going to have her pottery business in one of the buildings just happened to be down there while I was taking pictures, and she asked me if I would like to go inside and see what it looked like. Prattville is getting a lot of new businesses and these are going to be some of the most unique.





5 comments:

Haley said...

how cool! i love to see history!

Nancy Hood said...

I would love to live downtown!! If they would turn Continental Eagle into loft condos I'd buy one in a New York minute!

Donna said...

These pictures are great. Next time I come to Prattville, we need to go around town and look at old house. I've really only seen the shopping centers near your house and the church.

Tony said...

I like these old houses...very good restoration (whoever did it). Where are you getting the background history on these (and other) houses around the area?

Good photos, photog!

Alecia said...

Love, love, love it! Thanks for the post on my blog!! ~ Alecia