Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The former Mobile Gas manufactured gas plant (MGP) operated from 1836 to the early 1930's. During this time, natural gas was manufactured through a process of heating coal and oil in enclosed ovens and extracting gas for use in lighting and cooking. Over 1,500 MGP sites operated across the United States during this period, with just one MGP site operating in Mobile. This MGP site is the sixth oldest gas utility location in the United States and the site of Mobile's oldest corporate citizen Mobile Gas Service Corporation.
This industrial property had not been used for decades and the site was enrolled in the Alabama Department
Today, Caldwell Field is designed to be a space where the Mobile community can gather, go for a run, have a picnic, relax on a bench and enjoy some fresh air.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources.
Location. 30° 41.807′ N, 88° 3.309′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on Marmotte Street north of Dr Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mobile AL 36603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Knights of Peter Claver Monument (about 800 feet away); Johnson and Allen Mortuary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stone Street Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Finley's Drug Stores (approx. ¼ mile away); National African-American Archives and Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Caldwell School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vivian Malone Jones (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
Also see . . . Dedication of Caldwell Field in 2017.(Submitted on December 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.