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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Montgomery man is being recognized by the state for his work in historic preservation. The Alabama Historical Commission recognized James Willoughby Fuller for helping to rescue the 1837 Figh-Picket House.

The house is the oldest surviving brick home in Montgomery and features floor tiles used in Alabama's first state capitol. You can read more about the house and its ongoing renovation at the Montgomery County Historical Society's web site.

Fuller is in the process of restoring the old building. He was recognized Friday at the Alabama Preservation Conference in Mobile.

The Historical Commission also presented distinguished service awards to Dr. Mildred Caudle and the city of Athens for restoration of a 1930s gas station and cafe and the Redstone Arsenal Cultural Resources Management Program for its work at the federal arsenal in Huntsville.

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