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The Salvation Army in Mobile

 
 
The Salvation Army in Mobile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
1. The Salvation Army in Mobile Marker
Inscription. At the corner of Conception and St. Francis Streets, Captain Edward Justus Parker, Staff-Captain Charles Miles and a Salvation Army lieutenant conducted an open air meeting on the night of their arrival in March 1887. In contrast to earlier Salvation Army openings in other cities, the Mobile audience was polite. Men removed their hats as prayer was offered and those in attendance respectfully participated in singing and dropped coins into the collection plate.
Mobile became an official Salvation Army Corps on October 13, 1899, with Captain and Mrs. James T. Cumbie in command. The Army's first Corps Community Center in Mobile was located at 213 Conti Street where it remained from the late 1930s to the late 1960s.
The Salvation Army's fight against human suffering -- started in 1865 in London by General William Booth -- is still helping people to help themselves, though its methods have changed with the times.
 
Erected 1987 by Commissioner James Osborne, commander of the Army's Southern Territory, Salvation Army.
 
Location. 30° 41.548′ N, 88° 2.591′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of St Francis Street and North Conception Street, on the right when traveling
View of marker looking diagonally thru Bienville Square. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
2. View of marker looking diagonally thru Bienville Square.
east on St Francis Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 182 St Francis Street, Mobile AL 36607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville (here, next to this marker); To Jean Baptiste LeMoyne (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Merchants National Bank Building (about 400 feet away); In Memory of the Battle of Mobile Bay (about 400 feet away); Mobile City Limits (about 400 feet away); John Forbes & Co. (about 500 feet away); Saenger Theatre (about 600 feet away); Nicola Marschall Residence (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .  Salvation Army in Mobile area history. (Submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Wide shot of marker looking east on St Francis Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
3. Wide shot of marker looking east on St Francis Street.
Intersection of St Francis & Conception Streets. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
4. Intersection of St Francis & Conception Streets.
Summer T-Storm just finished coming through.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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