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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...
    • Loop Restaurant,

    • 1958
    • The Loop Restaurant, run by Lucille Aldrich, and McAfee's Grocery, owned by John and Maude McAfee, occupied this corner of Grant and Williams in 1958. Today, an antique store is housed in the building where McAfee's used to be.
    • Lynching,

    • 01/24/1909
    • Newspaper article describing the lynching of black carpenter Richard Robertson, who was first shot several times before being hung from this tree near Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Mobile, Alabama, in January 1909. The white "X" seen in the...
    • Battle House Hotel

    • n.d.
    • The original Battle House Hotel. Built in 1852 and located on Royal Street, the hotel was said to be located on the spot where Andrew Jackson made his headquarters during the War of 1812. It is named for James Battle, one of the men who conceived...
    • Temperance Hall,

    • n.d.
    • St. Joseph Street looking north toward the GM&O building, ca. 1905. In the center of the photograph is Temperance Hall, where many Mardi Gras coronations were held. By the time of this photograph in the early twentieth century, a skating rink...
    • McGill High School,

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    • The interior of a McGill Institute classroom. Constructed in 1896, McGill was a high school for Catholic boys. It was named after Arthur McGill, a shoe store owner who had left the money for the school's construction in his will. For more than...
    • Convent of the Visitation

    • n.d.
    • The exterior of the Chapel of the Sacred Heart on the grounds of the Convent of the Visitation. The convent is also often called the Visitation Monastery. The convent was founded as a private school in 1833 by Bishop Michael Portier. The chapel was...
    • Junior League of Mobile

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    • Members of the Junior League of Mobile strolling outside the Schley-Rutherford Home where a Junior League tea took place. The sign reads: Mardi Gras Memoir Tea / Azalea Trail Visitors Cordially Invited. The Azalea Trail was a tourist event begun in...
    • Fort Whiting

    • c. 1940
    • The exterior of Fort Whiting Armory, located at Brookley Field in Mobile, Alabama. Construction of the armory was paid for by the federal government during the Great Depression. Completed in 1938, the armory is named for Julian Wythe Whiting, a...

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