Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The Little Colt
Little Colt of Córdoba
— (Potro de Córdoba) —
(2010 marker inscription)
Damaged in 1979 during Hurricane Frederic, The Little Colt was basically lost to the city until 2001 when it was retrieved from a private warehouse. The Wayne D. McRae Philanthropic Fund provided funding to Main Street Mobile, Inc. to restore the statue and replace it in Spanish Plaza.
Wayne McRae was a planner for the City of Mobile and was involved in the development of Spanish Plaza in the 1960s. Throughout his life he favored historic architecture and urban life. It is because of his concern for The Little Colt that it was restored and replaced in Spanish Plaza for the enjoyment of future generations.
(1967 marker inscription)
Official symbol of Córdoba presented as a gift from this ancient playground of the caesars and caliphs to the City of Mobile.
”The Little Colt” is a reproduction of the original fountain statue in Córdoba.
• Sculptor 1967 •
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Disasters • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
Location. 30° 41.283′ N, 88° 2.73′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker can be reached from South Franklin Street south of Government Street (U.S. 90), on the left when traveling north. Marker and sculpture are located along the walkway on the east side of Spanish Plaza Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Government 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. Hernando de Soto (a few steps from this marker); Mobile's Spanish Fountain (a few steps from this marker); Isabel La Catolica (within shouting distance of this marker); Crown & Scepter of Isabel (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Spanish Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); 400 Government Street 1860 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Le Marquis de Lafayette visited Mobile (about 600 feet away); The Comic Cowboys of Mobile (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
Also see . . .
1. Plaza del Potro(Submitted on August 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Hurricane Frederic. At landfall, Frederic was a Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Intensity Scale, raking the Mobile Bay area with winds gusting from 100-145 mph for several hours on the evening of September 12 through the early morning of September 13. Numerous large swaths of significant wind damage were documented in the days immediately following the landfall of Frederic. (Submitted on August 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.