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    • Cawthon Hotel

    • 1941
    • The oaks of Bienville Square were still recovering from the hurricane of 1926 when this photo was taken. Towering to the west is the Cawthon Hotel, constructed in 1906 using a steel frame and reinforced concrete. Atop the hotel was a glass enclosed...
    • Arlington Fairgrounds

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    • The Magnolia House at Arlington Fairgrounds about 1900. Located just south of the city, the fairgrounds was the site for an annual agricultural show, held since 1873, that grew to include horse races, automobile displays, and art exhibits. The fair...
    • Hurricane Frederic

    • 1979
    • Except for a brief time, this statue of Admiral Raphael Semmes has stood at the corner of Government and Royal streets in Mobile, Alabama, since it was erected in 1900. Here it lies on its back after being toppled by the winds of Hurricane Frederic...
    • Mardi Gras Float

    • 1877
    • John Gus Hines (b. 1844) designed and built Mardi Gras floats for several Mobile mystic societies. This is one of a series of float drawings Hines did that commemorated the victorious re-entry of Roman Emperor Aurelian into Rome after his...
    • Palmer, Wilber F.

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    • Photographer Wilber F. Palmer was born in Mobile, Alabama, in 1919. His interest in photography led him, by the 1930s, to create a makeshift darkroom in his home. He established his first commercial studio after World War II and continued his...
    • Bankhead Tunnel

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    • The Bankhead Tunnel was a Works Progress Administration project. It was built by the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company between 1938 and 1942, and named for John Hollis Bankhead, a U.S. Senator from Alabama and grandfather of Tallulah...
    • Royal Street,

    • 1947
    • Made up in part of brick and terra cotta, this building originally housed the Zadek Jewelry Company. By the time this photo was taken, the Three Sisters clothing store occupied the ornate Victorian structure. The spires are gone, but the building...

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