The historical, cultural and aesthetic heritage of the City of Arab, Alabama is among its most valued and important assets. In order to provide for the designation, protection, preservation and rehabilitation of historic properties and historic districts and to participate in federal or state programs to do the same, the Arab Historic Preservation Commission was established in January, 2013.
The "This Place Matters" program was launched to recognize specific historic buildings and places, and to increase public awareness of the importance of preserving Arab’s history.
Some of Arab’s most historic treasures have already been lost, due to neglect or other causes. The Arab Historic Preservation Commission is endeavoring to keep for future generations what is significant from their community’s past.
The Arab Historic Preservation Commission meets at Arab City Hall, 740 North Main Street, at 6:00 p.m., every second Tuesday of each month.
Initial members were appointed by the Mayor, and subsequent members will be appointed by the Arab City Council. Members serve three (3) year staggered terms.
- Kim Johnson, Local Coordinator
- Phone: (256) 586-5968
- Fax: (256) 586-9711
Visit the Arab Historic Society on Facebook
PDF DownloadsMap of the Arab Historical District
General Design Guidelines
Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)