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

City Hall

Erected 1853 - 1858

 
 
City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 9, 2011
1. City Hall Marker
Inscription.
Southern market buildings & municipal
offices also served as military armory
before and during the Civil war
Stalls for farmers, butchers, game
sellers and fishermen on ground floor
Officially registered in 1969 in
National Register of Historic Places
Seat of municipal government
since 1858

 
Erected 1970 by Historic Mobile Preservation Society.
 
Location. 30° 41.379′ N, 88° 2.391′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on South Royal Street south of Government Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at The Museum of Mobile. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 South Royal Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865 (a few steps from this marker); Mobile's First Mardi Gras Parade (within shouting distance of this marker); Admiral Raphael Semmes, CSA (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); How Big was the Original Fort Condé? (about 300 feet away); 10" Rifled Sea Coast Columbiad
City Hall Marker at The Museum of Mobile image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 9, 2011
2. City Hall Marker at The Museum of Mobile
(about 300 feet away); Christ Church (about 400 feet away); The Revolutionary War at Mobile (about 500 feet away); L'Arbre de Pau (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mobile.
 
Additional comments.
1. Missing?
Looked all over the outside of the Museum of Mobile for this marker but could not find it in July, 2015.
    — Submitted August 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 9, 2011
3. City Hall Marker
Other City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 9, 2011
4. Other City Hall Marker
Other City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 9, 2011
5. Other City Hall Marker
City Hall/ The Museum of Mobile Lobby image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 9, 2011
6. City Hall/ The Museum of Mobile Lobby
City Hall/ The Museum of Mobile Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 9, 2011
7. City Hall/ The Museum of Mobile Entrance
<i>General Front View. - ROYAL ST. - Southern Market & Municipal Building, 107-115 South Royal…</i> image. Click for full size.
By W. N. Manning, February 27, 1934
8. General Front View. - ROYAL ST. - Southern Market & Municipal Building, 107-115 South Royal…
Significance: A rare and well documented 1858 building that served the City of Mobile concurrently both as a public market and city governmental building until well into the 20th century. Since the removal of the market, the whole building has been occupied by municipal offices and court room, until the devastating Hurricane Frederick in 1979. The building is significant for its architectural characteristics as well as for its historic importance to the City. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark, as well as being part of the Church Street East Historic District.- Historic American Buildings Survey
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   8. submitted on . • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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