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Protestant Children's Home

 
 
Protestant Children's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton
1. Protestant Children's Home Marker
Inscription.  This building was erected in 1845 by the Protestant Orphans Asylum Society, to care for children left homeless after the disastrous fires and yellow fever epidemics of the 1830s. It has operated continuously since that time.
 
Erected 1966 by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
 
Location. 30° 41.268′ N, 88° 3.33′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on Dauphin Street, 0.1 miles east of Common Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 911 Dauphin Street, Mobile AL 36604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bee Hive (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph (Joe) N. Langan (approx. 0.2 miles away); John L. LeFlore (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Raphael Semmes (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Convent of Mercy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eugenie Marx
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Mobile City Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. Marine Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located inside the fence.
 
Regarding Protestant Children's Home. In 2015 the building was leased to the Infant Mystics society (a Mardi Gras society founded in 1867) which began using it as a meeting lodge, renaming the place Cotton Hall.
 
Also see . . .  al.com 2015 news article about Cotton Hall. (Submitted on December 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Former Protestant Children's Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
2. Former Protestant Children's Home
Protestant Children's Home Marker looking west towards entrance. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
3. Protestant Children's Home Marker looking west towards entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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