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

Dr. Thomas N. Harris

 
 
Dr. Thomas N. Harris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
1. Dr. Thomas N. Harris Marker
Inscription. Dr. Harris, born April 6, 1868, in Montgomery, Alabama was one of the earliest black physicians to practice medicine in Mobile. He graduated in 1899 from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee with dual degrees in dentistry and medicine. To further his medical knowledge, he completed post graduate medical courses at Philadelphia Poly Clinic in Pennsylvania. On this site, he opened Mobile's first professionally staffed medical infirmary in 1905. The infirmary was dedicated to improving healthcare in the African-American community.
 
Erected by The African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile.
 
Location. 30° 41.41′ N, 88° 2.993′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of St Francis Street and North Warren Street, on the left when traveling west on St Francis Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: St Francis Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John L. LeFlore (a few steps from this marker); Creole Firehouse #1 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bettie Hunter House (about 400 feet away); Dr. H. Roger Williams
Former location of medical infirmary. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
2. Former location of medical infirmary.
(about 400 feet away); St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); Shaarai Shomayim (about 800 feet away); The Convent of Mercy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barton Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Categories. African AmericansScience & Medicine
 
View of marker looking west on St Francis Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
3. View of marker looking west on St Francis 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 240 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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