The South's Premier Brewery & Entertainment Venue
From 1951 to 2009, the site of Campus No. 805 helped to educate thousands of students in Huntsville and Madison County, creating an academic and athletic legacy that will live on for generations to come.
The Stone Center building at Campus No. 805 first took shape as S.R. Butler High School, named in honor of Samuel Riley Butler. It began as a county school in 1951 and became part of the city school system in 1956. In 1967, Butler High relocated from this site at the intersection of Clinton Avenue, Governors Drive and Triana Boulevard to nearby Holmes Avenue, and this location became the home of the new Roy L. Stone Middle School.
The Huntsville City School system closed Stone Middle School in 2009 and put the property on the market to sell. It took five years to find a buyer. In 2014, developer Randy Schrimsher purchased the property to create a unique development that would preserve the legacy of the school and offer a dynamic entertainment venue for the community.
Straight to Ale Brewery and Yellowhammer Brewery were the first tenants to sign on for the new project. Architects and interior designers Matheny-Goldmon were tasked with updating the school building and designing new brewery, restaurant, entertainment and retail spaces to blend in with the campus look and feel.
The project became Campus No. 805. The name pays homage to memories held by thousands of students, teachers, parents and administrators that were part of this campus, and to the West Huntsville neighborhood by claiming the last three digits of their zip code - 35805. To recapture and preserve the athletic fields, the City of Huntsville created an urban park with a recreational lawn that connects the new and old buildings. The public park is appropriately named S.R. Butler Green. In 2016, Huntsville’s Historic Preservation Consultant recognized the 13-acre project for its preservation and adaptive reuse of an important community place.
SIP, DINE & PLAY
From our landmark location in the heart of the city, Campus No. 805 has become the connecting point for the resurging West Huntsville neighborhoods and the treasured historic districts and the hundreds of exciting new loft residences in downtown. Newly transformed as the Stone Event Center, the refurbished school building offers a variety of multi-use space for private rental and has become a popular event venue for young professionals and the hospitality industry. The Stone Center building and the new 16,000 square foot Student Union has attracted a growing list of tenants to include craft breweries, restaurants, catering, bars, retail and entertainment venues. We are proud to be part of the exciting rebirth of Huntsville’s urban core.