The Trussville Tribune is reporting that the new look of both the Trussville City Hall and Utilities buildings will evoke aspects of the Cahaba Project, Trussville’s historic district.
Trussville Mayor Buddy Choat announced the plans at his recent State of the City address. As for Trussville City Hall, the exterior and landscaping would take on several aspects of the surrounding area, such as the gazebo on the corner of Parkway Drive. A silver roof is inspired by the Cahaba Project homes constructed between 1936-1938 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal recovery and relief program.
According to the Tribune, the same will go for Trussville Gas and Water’s headquarters, which is moving in next door to City Hall.
“CHHF is encouraged to see the city echoing elements of Trussville’s historic district, the Cahaba Project, as they look toward building the city’s future,” Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation, Inc. President Amy Peterson O’Brien said. “Building new is one thing. Protecting the historic built environment is another. A healthy balance of both is in Trussville’s best interest if it’s to retain its authenticity and its unique appeal as ‘The Gateway to Happy Living.’ Amidst Trussville’s rapid change and growth, CHHF will actively pursue opportunities for educating the public, promoting, perpetuating, and enhancing the historic value of the Cahaba Project.”
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