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Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Portier House

Circa 1833

 
 
Portier House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
1. Portier House Marker
Inscription. Title to this land, part of a Spanish grant and formerly a burial ground, was clarified by the American State Papers in 1828. Michael Portier, Mobile's first Bishop, made this his home from 1834 until his death in 1859. Four subsequent bishops of Mobile resided here until 1906. Abram J. Ryan, poet priest of the South, occupied the northwest corner room of second floor from 1870 until 1877. Residence was restored by Catholic Diocese of Mobile in 1958. In 1970 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1973 by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.
 
Location. 30° 41.397′ N, 88° 2.704′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of Conti Street and West Claiborne Street, on the left when traveling west on Conti Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 Conti Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception / Archdiocese of Mobile (within shouting distance of this marker); Government Street Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mobile City Limits
Portier House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
2. Portier House
(about 400 feet away); Wallace Turnage (about 400 feet away); Le Marquis de Lafayette visited Mobile (about 400 feet away); On this Spot Woodrow Wilson Said: (about 500 feet away); Saenger Theatre (about 500 feet away); 400 Government Street 1860 (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Portier House. (Submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Encyclopedia of Alabama article on Michael Portier. (Submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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