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St. John's Episcopal Church

 
 
St. John's Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2018
1. St. John's Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  St. John’s Episcopal Church, established and built in 1855, stood at the northwest corner of this block, its rectory adjacent. Between 1860 and 1870, the Church Home, an orphanage and school consisting of three buildings, was constructed. This was the predecessor of Wilmer Hall, at Spring Hill. Earlier, in 1855, the Mobile Female Benevolent Society had erected along Eslava Street a building having twelve apartments for the “impecunious, widows and elderly women of good character.” Only the main church home building and the two middle apartments of “widows’ row” remain.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 30° 41.078′ N, 88° 2.877′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker can be reached from South Dearborn Street north of Canal Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located within Mobile's British Park, beside the walking path on
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the south side of the park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 South Dearborn Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James W. Roper (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emerson Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Church Street Cemetery - 1819 (approx. ¼ mile away); Barton Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); The Quigley House (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Barton Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); Shaarai Shomayim (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .  A Walking Tour of Church Street East Historic District. Continue south on S. Warren to St. John's Episcopal Church Home for Orphans c.1869-1870 located at 208 S. Warren St. The third oldest Episcopal church in Mobile, St. Johns occupied the corner of Dearborn and Monroe Streets from 1853 until 1953. Comprising a church, rectory and orphanage, only the building you see here survives. The first floor of the orphanage functioned as a school while the second floor served as a dormitory. This area is now known as British Park at St. Johns, or more simply British Park. (Submitted on September 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Marker detail: map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2018
2. Marker detail: map
St. John's Episcopal Church Marker (<i>tall view; St. John's Orphanage building in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2018
3. St. John's Episcopal Church Marker (tall view; St. John's Orphanage building in background)
St. John's Orphanage (<i>located near marker; this is front view from South Warren Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2018
4. St. John's Orphanage (located near marker; this is front view from South Warren Street)
St. John's Orphanage (<i>front entrance detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2018
5. St. John's Orphanage (front entrance detail)
St. John's Orphanage (<i>historical plaque mounted beside front door</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2018
6. St. John's Orphanage (historical plaque mounted beside front door)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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