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

Creole Firehouse #1

 
 
Creole Firehouse #1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
1. Creole Firehouse #1 Marker
Inscription. This two-story brick structure was built in 1869 with James H. Hutchisson as architect to house the first volunteer fire company in Mobile. The company was founded in 1819. As descendants of the French, Spanish and Africans, the Creoles formed their own schools, churches and owned businesses. The fire company was the center of local Creole society. The company remained at this location until 1926.
 
Erected by The African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile.
 
Location. 30° 41.387′ N, 88° 3.044′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of North Dearborn Street and St Francis Street, on the right when traveling south on North Dearborn Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13 North Dearborn Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Thomas N. Harris (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John L. LeFlore (about 300 feet away); Dr. H. Roger Williams (about 400 feet away); St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); The Convent of Mercy
Creole Firehouse #1 image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
2. Creole Firehouse #1
(about 600 feet away); Bettie Hunter House (about 700 feet away); Shaarai Shomayim (about 700 feet away); Old Church Street Cemetery - 1819 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable Buildings
 
Creole Firehouse #1 garages. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
3. Creole Firehouse #1 garages.
Mobile Historic Development Commission marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
4. Mobile Historic Development Commission marker.
Intersection of North Dearborn and St Francis Streets. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
5. Intersection of North Dearborn and St Francis Streets.
 
 
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 281 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on July 28, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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