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...
A World War II bond rally parade down Government Street, 1943, featuring soldiers and Red Cross Nurses. In the background you can see the Admiral Semmes Hotel, the Greyhound bus terminal, and a sign for Hammel's Department Store.
St. Joseph at Dauphin Street, looking south, ca. 1980. Campbell's Pharmacy, at 127 Dauphin, was located in the building on the far right, while Eckerd's Drug Store was at 110 Dauphin and Economy Opticians was at 6 St. Joseph.
Traffic flows past the Downtown Theatre on Government Street, ca. 1974. By then the downtown area was looking rather seedy, as Mobilians bypassed it and moved into the western sections of the city. In recent years the area has seen a resurgence.
These two businesses -- the Albright & Woods Drug Store and the Delchamps Grocery Store -- used to occupy Government Street. The Fulton Ice Company, whose sign you see here, was located, naturally enough, on Fulton Road.
The sign for the Air-Sho Drive-In Theater, Mobile, Alabama, January 1959. Moviegoers could see Windom's Way, released in 1957, which featured Peter Finch as a medical doctor helping people on a Far Eastern island. The other film shown that day was...
This house once stood on the Bay Shell Road near Monroe Park. It was virtually destroyed by the hurricane of 1906, which made landfall near Biloxi, Mississipii, as a strong category 2 storm on September 27, 1906.