Heritage Book plays role
in helping restore downtown of Texas town
A letter from Betty DuBose Hamilton, chairman-elect of the Terry
County, Texas Historical Commission, points out what heritage books can
do. "......Brownfield was chosen as one of two Texas towns to receive
the "Visionary" designation," the letter says. "That means we will be
eligible for professional architects and engineers who are working with
the Texas Historical Commission to come in and give advice on restoring
the old empty buildings downtown.
"When our city hall applied for it, they
just bundled up a copy of the history book [The Heritage of Terry County,
Texas] and sent it with the application. I strongly suspect that the book
is what made them pick us. By having the different views of Brownfield
from the same perspective in different years, they were able to see the
buildings are the same but just modernized on the front.
"If we had not had the book, I don't think
we would have been chosen. The first two buildings that will be restored
are the old Brownfield State Bank and Collins Department Store. We are
told from the last renters that the old State Bank building is haunted! In
the 1920s, a banker killed his brother and then turned the bun on himself
in that building." Heritage Publishing congratulated the City of
Brownfield and the Terry County Historical Commission on this
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Pike County Reprint
The third printing of the Heritage of Pike County, Alabama will be held
Dec. 5-6 at the Troy Public Library. Books can be picked up and or
long-awaited Heritage of Butler County, Alabama book will be distributed
December 11-13 at the Greenville Public Library here. Distribution for
everyone who has ordered a book will take place from 12-5 p.m. on Dec. 11.
Distribution on Dec. 12 will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. while
distribution on Dec. 13 will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Distribution for the second
printing of the Heritage of Lauderdale County, Alabama will be held on
Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rogersville Library. On Dec. 15,
books that are pre-ordered can be picked up at the home of Millie Mason.
For directions, call (256) 766-5623
Macon County Distribution
Distribution of the
long-awaited Heritage of Macon County book will be held on Dec. 19 from 9
a.m. until 12 p.m at the Courthouse Annex located at 210 North Elm Street.
After the distribution, books will be available for sale at McQuick Print
and the local newspaper in Tuskegee.