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

400 Government Street 1860

(Ketchum House - Cathedral Rectory)

 
 
400 Government Street 1860 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
1. 400 Government Street 1860 Marker
Inscription.
Antebellum town mansion
of W. H. Ketchum.
Commandeered as Headquarters of Union Army by General E. R. S. Canby, who occupied Mobile on April 12, 1865. Since 1906 used as Cathedral Rectory and home of the Bishop of Mobile.
 
Erected 1978 by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.
 
Location. 30° 41.323′ N, 88° 2.751′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of Government Street (U.S. 90) and South Franklin Street, on the right when traveling west on Government Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Government Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Portier House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barton Academy (about 500 feet away); Le Marquis de Lafayette visited Mobile (about 600 feet away); Government Street Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception / Archdiocese of Mobile (about 600 feet away); Mobile City Limits (about 700 feet away); Andrew N. Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Comic Cowboys of Mobile (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .
Ketchum House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
2. Ketchum House
 Blog story and photos of Ketchum House. (Submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Major General E. R. S. Canby image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain - Theodore Lilienthal, 1859
3. Major General E. R. S. Canby
View from marker east on Government Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
4. View from marker east on Government Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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