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

McGowin-Lyons

One St. Louis Centre

 

1907-1986

 
McGowin-Lyons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
1. McGowin-Lyons Marker
Inscription. Throughout the 19th and first half of the 20th century, large warehouses and commercial buildings lined Water and Commerce Streets to service the port of Mobile. One St. Louis Centre, known locally as the McGowin-Lyons Building, was the largest and tallest warehouse structure to be built along Mobile's waterfront. Constructed in 1907, it is now the last of these buildings to survive to the present. One St. Louis Centre was renovated into a modern office building in 1986.
 
Location. 30° 41.706′ N, 88° 2.423′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of St Louis Street and North Water Street, on the right when traveling east on St Louis Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 St Louis Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mobile City Limits (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Slave Market (about 500 feet away); Old Slave Markets (about 500 feet away); Site of Sixth Mobile Theatre (about 600 feet away); The Hunley (about 700 feet away); Joe Cain
McGowin-Lyons Building image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
2. McGowin-Lyons Building
(about 800 feet away); John Forbes & Co. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Merchants National Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsWaterways & Vessels
 
McGowin-Lyons entrance image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
3. McGowin-Lyons entrance
View towards Mobile River port facilities. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
4. View towards Mobile River port facilities.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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