News from Mayor Steve Holt
City of Florence, Alabama
October 8, 2020
Round Two of COVID Relief for Florence: Florence First Grant
We are very grateful to once again offer this needed assistance to our small businesses. The City Council and Mayor’s Office are pro-business, and this grant funding is a way for us to give back to those businesses that have invested their lives and resources into our community.
FLORENCE FIRST GRANT RECIPIENTS
Arias Auto Repair
Brian Ingle Optometry
Cottonwood Farm, LLC
Exit River City Realty
Integrity Therapy Group
Kids First Pediatric
Linda Clemons, MD
Little Angel Day School
Melanie Turner Designs and Events
Monzyk Innovations LLC
North Alabama Visitation Center
Potts and Young Attorneys
The Sound Shoppe, LLC
Throughout the month of October, First Metro Bank is partnering with the Kruzn for a Kure Foundation to raise $30,000 in honor of SIOD Awareness Month. Help us fund one month of SIOD Research by making donations to the Kruzn for a Kure Foundation at any First Metro Bank ATM.
Visit any First Metro Bank ATM between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 7:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, and touch the screen to be connected to a live teller who will take your donation. First Metro Bank will match 50% of each donation up to $20,000 for a grand total of $30,000!
Drive-up, donate, and make a difference. We’re “Banking on a Kure”!
The Food Bank of North Alabama in partnership with the Shoals Community Clinic will be distributing a variety of FREE food to families in need.
We look forward to serving you!
When: Monday, October 12, 2020 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm or until food runs out.
Where: Parking lot located at 308 Perry St., Florence, AL 35630
THE ARCHITECTURAL DIVERSITY OF FLORENCE
Reflecting housing trends in America over the years, Florence boasts a plethora of well-preserved residential and commercial structures in styles ranging from the indigenous "shotgun" to neo-Georgian, from the Victorian cottage to the elaborate Queen Anne, from various interpretations of the bungalow to Dutch Colonial, from the unusual Lustron to mail-order houses available from both Sears-Roebuck and the Aladdin Company, from the charming English cottage to Mid-Century Modern. And, of course, the Rosenbaum House, designed by the celebrated Frank Lloyd Wright, is in a class of its own. In the realm of commercial architecture, many of the interesting buildings in downtown Florence reflect the popular styles of similar buildings all over America between 1890 and 1910, while the exquisite Rogers building (119 North Court) stands alone in its Art Deco beauty. Watch this column along the way, for, periodically, examples of specific architectural styles in the city will be highlighted as Florence is truly blessed with a quite sizeable collection of architectural marvels.
Billy Warren, City Historian
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