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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mobile, Alabama

 
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1Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — "Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865 — The Museum of Mobile
(preface) "Damn the Torpedoes!" is a familiar battle cry, but there's more to the story! The Mobile Civil War Trail is your guide to military movements and the way of life on and around Mobile Bay in the closing two years of the Civil . . . Map (db m87288) HM
2Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — "Take Her Down!" — Howard Walter Gilmore, Commander, U.S.N. — Born 29 September 1902, Selma, Ala. —
Panel 1: Medal of Honor Citation For distinguished gallantry and valor above and beyond The call of duty as Commanding Officer of U. S. submarine GROWLER (SS-215) during her fourth war patrol in the Southwest Pacific from 10 . . . Map (db m74811) WM
3Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 10" Rifled Sea Coast Columbiad
Manufactured at Tredegar Iron Works Richmond, Virginia CSA This cannon was used by Alabama Confederate Forces in the defense of Mobile during the War for Southern Independence from 1861-1865. It was mounted at Ft. Powell, guarding . . . Map (db m86727) HM
4Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 26 - Foot Motor Surfboat — USCG-MK 5
The small boat you are looking at is a United States Coast Guard 26 - Foot Motor Surfboat, Mark V. Manufactured from 1960 through the 1990's, the USCG used this basic rescue boat at shore-stations where the boat was driven into the surf for near . . . Map (db m191533) HM
5Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 400 Government Street 1860 — (Ketchum House - Cathedral Rectory)
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6Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 41-Foot Utility Boat — USCG-UTB
The vessel you are looking at is a United States Coast Guard 41-Foot Utility Boat-Large or (UTB). Manufactured in the 1970's, the (UTB) was a standard utility boat used by the USCG for a variety of inshore missions at Search and Rescue Stations in . . . Map (db m191526) HM
7Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 6-Pounder Saluting Gun
The 6-pounder gun was standard armament on ships of the Spanish-American War era but it is long since obsolete as an offensive weapon. Two of these guns are now carried on board major combatant ships for firing gun salutes with blank charges. The . . . Map (db m194137) HM
8Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. . . . Map (db m162406) HM
9Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Admiral Raphael Semmes, CSA — 1861–1865
(Front):Commander, C.S. Steamer Alabama. Rear-Admiral, C.S. Navy Sailor, Patriot, Statesman, Scholar, and Christian Gentleman (Side Plaque): Admiral Raphael Semmes, CSA Commander of the Most Successful Sea Raider In History, . . . Map (db m40669) HM
10Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Africatown
Near here in circa 1860, Timothy Meaher unloaded approximately 110 smuggled Africans of Yoruba ethnicity from the schooner Clotilda, the last known documented slave ship to force enslaved people of African descent to the United States. He shared his . . . Map (db m161845) HM
11Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company
Dedicated to the memory of those employees of the Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company the known and unknown service men who lost their lives in World War II (51 names)Map (db m136754) WM
12Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Alexis de Tocqueville
Alexis de Tocqueville The 25 year-old French aristocrat and author of Democracy in America visited this area during his 1831 – 1832 tour of America Tocqueville C-SPAN placed by C-SPAN and the cable television industry . . . Map (db m161894) HM
13Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — An Unheralded Breed of Soldier
Let all who read these words of gratitude and praise know that tens of thousands of America's fighting men and women owe their lives to the deeds and courage of war dogs and their handlers. Further, let it be known that many breeds of dogs, large . . . Map (db m74162) HM WM
14Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 1 — Andrew N. Johnson
Andrew N. Johnson, born 1865 in Marion, Alabama, graduated from Talladega College in 1886, and taught in rural Alabama. On this site in 1894, he established the Mobile Weekly Press, a voice for African-Americans, "A.N.", a powerful member of the . . . Map (db m111347) HM
15Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Australia — Korean War Memorial
Australia's contribution to the Korean War included 77 Squadron of the RAAF and the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. Australian troops participated in two major battles in 1951. On April 22, Chinese forces attacked forcing South Korean and . . . Map (db m191385) HM WM
16Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — B-52D "Stratofortress"
Plans for the B-52 began as early as 1945, but the first flight of a B52D was not until June 4, 1956. The operational life of the B-52 spans the period from 1957 to the present, and included the most critical phase of the war in Vietnam. The . . . Map (db m50424) HM
17Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Barton Academy
Built 1835-1836. First public school in Alabama. Named for Rep. Willoughby Barton, author of Bill creating public schools of Mobile some 28 yrs. before State system. It was used as a hospital for Union soldiers in 1864.Map (db m86387) HM
18Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Barton Academy
The first public school in Alabama built in 1835-36, used continuously since that time for the purpose of education except for a brief period during the Civil War when it was a hospital. Named for State Rep. Willoughby Barton of Mobile who was the . . . Map (db m143517) HM
19Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Battle of Coffeeville Memorial
This memorial marks the burial site of Union and Confederate soldiers who fought in the Battle of Coffeeville December 5 1862 some known by name - others known but to God Pvt J C Barret • Pvt Henry Byers Co B 26 Miss Regt • Co C . . . Map (db m86447) WM
20Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Battle of Fort Blakely Monument
Ill. 76th Vol. Inf. In Memory of our Heroes Who Fell at Fort Blakely, Ala. April 9, 1865 —— 2nd Brig. 2nd Div. 13th Army Corps. William T. Duke • Micajah S. Moore • William Crimes • George H. Hopkins • George . . . Map (db m86870) WM
21Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Battle of Mobile Bay Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to US Navy, US Marine Corps, and Confederate States Navy personnel who lost their lives in the Battle of Mobile Bay, Civil War August 5, 1864 Map (db m86446) WM
22Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Belgium — Korean War Memorial
Belgium's Korea Volunteer Corps, Corps Volontaires Corea was comprised of 900 Infantry troops. The 1st Belgium Battalion, 1st Bataillon Belge arrived in December 1950 and was attached to the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division in January 1951. It was . . . Map (db m192142) WM
23Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 4 — Bettie Hunter House
Built in 1878 in the Italianate style. In 1852, Bettie Hunter was born a slave in Dallas County, Alabama and later moved to Mobile after the Civil War. She and her brother, Henry Hunter, had a profitable carriage business in downtown Mobile. She . . . Map (db m86389) HM
24Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
This congregation originated in 1842 with a group of slaves who worshipped in their masters' church, a Methodist congregation. They were required to move to a small house provided for them. Their perseverance and faith held them together through . . . Map (db m86573) HM
25Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Britain — Korean War Memorial
The British Commonwealth Forces were comprised of British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealander and South African contingents. The first British units to arrive on August 28, 1950 were the 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment and the 1st Battalion Argyll . . . Map (db m191414) HM WM
26Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Cadillac Homesite
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27Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Caldwell Field
Caldwell Field is named in honor of James Henry Caldwell, celebrated for bringing the concept of the manufactured gas business to the City of Mobile. On September 20, 1836, Mr. Caldwell entered into a contract with the City of Mobile, which granted . . . Map (db m111390) HM
28Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 6 — Caldwell School
Opened in 1887 as Broad Street Academy, this was the site of Mobile's first public high school for African Americans. The building was razed in 1947, and a new elementary school was constructed and named in recognition of William Caldwell, the first . . . Map (db m111353) HM
29Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Canada — Korean War Memorial
The first Canadian aid to the UN forces came from the Royal Canadian Navy. On July 12, 1950, three Canadian destroyers were dispatched to Korean waters to serve under UN command. In addition, a Royal Canadian AirForce Squadron was assigned to air . . . Map (db m191417) HM WM
30Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception / Archdiocese of Mobile
Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Parish established in 1703 by John-Baptiste del la Croix, Bishop of Quιbec, while Mobile served as capital of Louisiana. Oldest religious congregation of any denomination in Alabama and the . . . Map (db m117246) HM
31Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Catholic Cemetery
Catholic Cemetery, established in 1848 by Michael Portier, Bishop of Mobile, with purchase of five acres on Stone St., now Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Significant for its circular pattern original section has three concentric rings of graves . . . Map (db m112224) HM
32Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Christ Church — (Episcopal)
Established in 1823, the first Episcopal Congregation in Mobile and in the State of Alabama. Cornerstone of present edifice laid in 1835; building completed and consecrated 1842 by Leonidas Polk, Bishop of Louisiana and Alabama, later General . . . Map (db m86580) HM
33Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 10 — Christian Benevolent Funeral Home
Mrs. Pearl Johnson Madison was one of the early African-American women to own a funeral home in the state of Alabama in 1928. The funeral home and burial association served the African-American community when white mortuaries would not. Today, the . . . Map (db m111310) HM
34Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 7 — Christopher First Johnson House
C. First Johnson was an entrepreneur, pastor of St. Louis Street Baptist Church, and lecturer. Johnson ran for political office in the 1890's. He founded the Union Mutual Aid Association, Mobile's first black-owned insurance company. By 1911, his . . . Map (db m111317) HM
35Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — City Hall — Erected 1853 - 1858
Southern market buildings & municipal offices also served as military armory before and during the Civil war Stalls for farmers, butchers, game sellers and fishermen on ground floor Officially registered in 1969 in National Register of . . . Map (db m87287) HM
36Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Colombia — Korean War Memorial
The first of four Colombian Battalions to serve in Korea during the war arrived in June 1951 and remained until being replaced by the 2nd Battalion Colombia in July 1952. The 3rd Battalion Colombia provided relief in November 1952 and was replaced . . . Map (db m191416) HM WM
37Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Confederate Rest — The Confederate Dead
In 1862, while Alabama was a State among the Confederate States of America suffering invasion by Union forces, the City of Mobile designed this Square 13 of Magnolia Cemetery as "Soldier's Rest" for Confederate Patriots who were casualties of the . . . Map (db m87210) HM WM
38Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 13 — Creole Firehouse #1
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 . . . Map (db m86402) HM
39Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Crew of CSS H. L. Hunley Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the gallant crew of the CSS Horace L Hunley and their commander 1st Lt George E Dixon Co A 21st Ala Inf CSA who perished on the attack on the USS Housatonic Feb 17 1864Map (db m86251) WM
40Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Crown & Scepter of Isabel
The first and only replica of the Crown & Scepter of Queen Isabella and casks of earth from her place of birth, Madrical, Old Castile, and her place of interment, the Basilica at Granada, reside here, gifts from her beloved Granada. The originals . . . Map (db m154246) HM
41Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — CSS Alabama Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the officers and men of the CSS Alabama who perished during the attack of the USS Kearsarge on June 19, 1864 Yeo George Applebee • FN Christian Pust Stew A G Bartelli • Sea John Roberts Cox Henry . . . Map (db m86441) WM
42Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 14 — Dave Patton — (1879-1927)
Patton began his hauling business with two mules and grew to become a prominent real estate entrepreneur and contractor, building many area roads and schools. Patton purchased this site in 1900. According to oral tradition, he commissioned architect . . . Map (db m111313) HM
43Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 32 — Dr. H. Roger Williams — (1869-1929)
Dr. Williams opened one of the early African-American drugstores- Live and Let Live on this site in 1901. Born on a sugar plantation in Louisiana, he graduated from Meharry Medical School in 1900 and was the second black physician to practice . . . Map (db m86393) HM
44Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 16 — Dr. James A. Franklin — (1886-1972)
This was the residence of Dr. Franklin, who served the medical needs of Mobile for fifty-three years. He never turned an indigent patient away. Franklin was the only African-American to graduate from the University of Michigan in 1911. He opened his . . . Map (db m111350) HM
45Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 15 — Dr. Thomas N. Harris
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 . . . Map (db m86400) HM
46Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 17 — Dunbar/Central High School
Dunbar School was built on this site in 1924. Dr. W.A. Caldwell was its first principal. In 1947, the Old Medical College on St. Anthony Street was remodeled and became Central High School. Dr. Benjamin Baker was named principal. In 1955, the . . . Map (db m111386) HM
47Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Emerson Institute
On this site stood Emerson Institute, Mobile's first school for the formal education of African-Americans and one of the few 19th-century normal schools for African-Americans in Alabama. Founded 1865 by the Freedmen's Bureau, the school was run by . . . Map (db m111289) HM
48Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 11 — Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd / Founding Members — Est. 1854 / May 28, 1854
Front Alabama's oldest African-American Episcopal congregation was fostered in Trinity Church by the Reverend J. A. Massey. The Right Reverend Nicholas H. Cobbs, D.D., Alabama's first Episcopal Bishop confirmed the seven founding . . . Map (db m112225) HM
49Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Ethiopia — Korean War Memorial
Beginning in June 1951, Ethiopia furnished three 1,200-man battalions to the UN Command, the 1st Kagnew Battalion, 2nd Kagnew Battalion and 3rd Kagnew Battalion. The first of these battalions arrived in May 1951 and was assigned to the U.S. 7th . . . Map (db m191418) HM WM
50Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 20 — Finley's Drug Stores
John L. Finley Jr. opened Finley's Pharmacy #1 in 1950. John and his brother, James, established Finley's #2 in 1959, which was later sold to Benjamin F. Jackson, Sr. James H. Finley, Sr. eventually opened six stores, launching the first black . . . Map (db m151219) HM
51Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — France — Korean War Memorial
French forces arrived to support the war effort in November 1950. The French Battalion consisting of 39 officers, 172 non-commissioned officers and more than 800 enlisted personnel departed Marseilles on September 25 and arrived at Pusan on the 30th . . . Map (db m192101) WM
52Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Gen. William C. Gorgas
On this site stood the Gov. John Gayle home, birthplace of William Crawford Gorgas, world famous sanitarian, Panama Canal Zone, 1902-14; Surgeon Gen. & Maj. General; conqueror of dread plagues of yellow fever and malaria.Map (db m98590) HM
53Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Government Street Presbyterian Church
Founded, with 21 members, in 1831, by Rev. John B. Warren. This sanctuary erected 1834. Designated by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior as one of America's historic buildings. Presbyterian mother church for Southern Alabama.Map (db m116964) HM
54Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Grace Lutheran Church
Grace is the first Lutheran congregation in the State of Alabama. Organized by German immigrants, the first service was held on October 6, 1867 in the Seaman's Bethel in Mobile. The first Pastor was Theodore Heischmann. The name chosen for the . . . Map (db m149320) HM
55Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Greece — Korean War Memorial
840 infantrymen of the Royal Helenic Battalion arrived in Korea on December 9, 1950. Once equipped and trained, this battalion was assigned to the U.S. 1st Calvary Division's. 7th Cavalry Regiment. Augmented by a second battalion shortly after the . . . Map (db m191413) HM
56Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Grumman HU-16E Albatross
During the late 1940's Grumman began work on a replacement for their G-73 Mallard. The replacement needed to be larger and faster than the older aircraft. The HU-16 Albatross utilized a deep V-shaped hull to make it stable while in water. On land it . . . Map (db m191383) HM
57Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — H.L. Hunley — Confederate States Torpedo Boat Submarine
On February 17, 1864, the Confederate torpedo boat/submarine H. L. Hunley attacked and sank the Union warship U.S.S. Housatonic making it the first combat submarine to sink an enemy warship. Built in Mobile, Alabama in 1863, the . . . Map (db m191534) HM
58Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Hernando de Soto — C 1500-1542
Adventurer Soldier Dreamer. The first to bring the influence of Spain, its laws, its culture to Alabama. This is an original concept in stone of DeSoto. Vicinte Rodilla Zanσn of Valencia • Sculptor 1967 •Map (db m154241) HM
59Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Home of Joe Cain — Alabama Bicentennial 1819-2019
Joseph Stillwell Cain Jr., recognized today as the patron saint of Mardi Gras in Mobile, purchased this plot of land in 1859 for $500, along with his wife of more than three years, Elizabeth Rabby Cain. The couple built a four-room classic revival . . . Map (db m111285) HM
60Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Home of Raphael Semmes
Rear Admiral, Confederate States Navy, Brigadier General, Confederate States Army, Commander of the Alabama, the greatest sea raider of all times. — — — — In this house, a gift of the people of Mobile, . . . Map (db m86572) HM
61Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Horace O. Davis
This building is named for Horace O. David whose dedication and estimable service to the USS Alabama Battleship Commission enhanced the memories of the personnel, who served aboard the USS Alabama and the honor of the people of the Great State for . . . Map (db m50427) HM
62Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — How Big was the Original Fort Condι?
Since colonial rulers were unable to attract large numbers of settlers to Mobile, the Port City’s population remained small and never grew above 500. Because the majority of Mobile’s population was military personnel, the city was built around the . . . Map (db m87207) HM
63Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — In Memory of the Battle of Mobile Bay
One of the fiercest and most decisive battles in naval history Commemorated on the centennial August 5 1964 Map (db m86449) HM
64Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Isabel La Catolica — 1451-1504
“Columbus, I lent you my jewels so you could buy your ships: the only ornaments I have are the violets from the hills.” This statue, a gift from the Spanish Cultural Institute, stood in the Spanish Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair. . . . Map (db m154242) HM
65Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — It Takes a Village
(front side) Mobile’s Hidden Figures initiative originated from the Mobile United Leadership Mobile’s Class of 2017 inaugural Diversity and Inclusion team. The objective is to raise awareness of diverse community members . . . Map (db m117243) HM
66Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — James W. Roper
Owner - Builder of Oakleigh Born 1801 in South Carolina (day and month of birth unknown) Died Jan. 12, 1856Map (db m86414) HM
67Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Joe Cain — October 10, 1832 - April 17, 1904
Joseph Stillwell Cain, Jr. was born along Dauphin Street in Mobile, Alabama. Joe served as a clerk for the city, and developed many mystic societies within the city. The Civil War brought all Mardi Gras Festivities to a halt. Cain had participated . . . Map (db m86730) HM
68Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — John Forbes & Co.
Here stood in Spanish times, the great Indian trading house of John Forbes & Co.Map (db m86435) HM
69Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — John L. LeFlore — 1903- 1976
A postal worker, a community leader, a state legislator, a journalist, and a civil rights activist, Mobile native John L. LeFlore spent 50 years working to peacefully transform the character of the city and create opportunities to enhance citizens' . . . Map (db m111413) HM
70Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 24 — John L. LeFlore — Non-Partisan Voters League
After the NAACP was outlawed in 1956, LeFlore and the Non-Partisan Voters League took a more active role in civil rights in Mobile. LeFlore served as its director of casework. He was a plaintiff in Bolden vs. Mobile and the judgement changed . . . Map (db m86391) HM
71Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 25 — Johnson and Allen Mortuary
The funeral home was purchased in 1906 by Clarence Allen and Edgar Harney. They buried people of all races. Harney died in 1911, and A.N. Johnson became a partner. Johnson and Allen is the oldest African-American funeral home in Alabama that has . . . Map (db m111301) HM
72Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Joseph (Joe) N. Langan — 1912 - 2004
Joseph (Joe) N. Langan devoted his life to helping others and championing noble causes. He provided wisdom as a city and stare leader and served courageously as a U.S. Army officer during World War II and the Korean War. As a leading advocate for . . . Map (db m111415) HM
73Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Judge Virgil Pittman / Wiley L. Bolden, Sr.
Judge Virgil Pittman Thomas Virgil Pittman was born on March 28, 1916, in Enterprise AL. He graduated from the University of Alabama, in 1939 and its School of Law, in 1940. In June 1966, President Lyndon Johnson nominated, and the U.S. . . . Map (db m179575) HM
74Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — L'Arbre de Pau
The Tree of Pau Presented to the people of Mobile from their sister city, Pau, France. Symbolic of the restoration after Hurricane Frederic 1979.Map (db m86439) HM
75Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Le Marquis de Lafayette visited Mobile
On this site stood the home of Mayor Samuel H. Garrow, where the Marquis de Lafayette was entertained on his visit to Mobile, April 7, 1825. Lafayette, French officer, statesman, and hero of the American Revolution, visited the United States as . . . Map (db m86420) HM
76Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Luxembourg — Korean War Memorial
Although having a very small military, Luxembourg sent a 44-man volunteer infantry platoon to Korea in November 1950. This unit served as part of the Belgium Battalions who were assigned to the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division throughout the war. The . . . Map (db m192094) WM
77Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — M26 Pershing
By late 1943 it had become apparent to some within the U.S. Army that the Sherman tank was not up to dealing with some of the newer Panzers nor the Tiger tanks the Germans were producing. Development on a new, more powerful medium tank had to start, . . . Map (db m191557) HM
78Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — M42 Duster
The U.S. Army introduced the M19 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage in 1944. It was a self propelled anti-aircraft gun armed with twin 40mm Bofors rifles. The Bofors had proved devastating to aircraft in the war up to that point. Using them for mobile air . . . Map (db m191559) HM
79Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — M60A1
The role of tanks has been an evolving concept. During WWII, for example, US tanks were classified into categories of light, medium, and heavy. Their role directly related to infantry support while tank destroyers were used to combat enemy armor. . . . Map (db m191553) HM
80Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Magnolia Cemetery
Municipal cemetery established 1836. Today Magnolia encompasses over fifty thousand burials in 120 acres, including two Alabama governors, seven congressmen, twenty mayors, six generals, rabbis, free blacks, society women, Apache Indians, writers . . . Map (db m180876) HM
81Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — McGowin-Lyons — One St. Louis Centre — 1907-1986 —
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 . . . Map (db m86354) HM
82Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Memorial Park
Side 1 Dedicated on March 21, 1926, near what was then the western city limits of Mobile, the park made possible by the Mothers' Army and Navy League, a volunteer women's group organized in the city during the Great War. Fundraising for Memorial . . . Map (db m149322) HM
83Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) — Submarines and the Battleship Park —
Panel 1: Anderson, Fred H., RT1 Anderson, John L., Jr., MoMM2 Armstrong, James E., RM1 Balestrieri, S., ENS Blair, Jack L., S2 Blevins, J.T., S1 Boucher, Leo J., S1 Brennan, James J., TM2 Bronder, John J., SC2 Brown, . . . Map (db m74810) WM
84Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Merchants National Bank Building — Historical Marker
The incorporation of The Merchants Bank of Mobile was authorized April 13, 1901 with offices at 56 St. Francis Street. On July 1, 1927, Merchants became a national bank and occupied this eighteen story building which was dedicated October 11, 1929. . . . Map (db m86434) HM
85Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 27 — Michael Donald
On March 21, 1981, 19-year-old Michael Donald was abducted, beaten, killed and hung from a tree on this street by members of the Ku Klux Klan. He was randomly selected in retaliation for an interracial jury failing to convict a black man for killing . . . Map (db m111384) HM
86Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Mobile City Hospital
Built in 1830 by Thomas S. James, Mobile's third hospital has been preserved in its original design except for additions at each end, serving without interruption through disastrous fires, yellow fever epidemics, and war. For 83 years between . . . Map (db m86404) HM
87Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Mobile City Limits — 1711 —
When Mobile was laid out, this was the city's north-east boundary point. Royal Street ran along a bluff overlooking the Mobile River. There were no streets between Royal and the river, only marshland.Map (db m86347) HM
88Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Mobile City Limits — 1711 —
At this point the northwest limits of French Mobile faded into the dense forest which surrounded the city in 1711 and many years thereafter. An 1815 map shows the forest reaching Joachim Street, one block west.Map (db m86348) HM
89Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Mobile City Limits — 1711 —
This site marks the southwestern limit of the city of Mobile in 1711. Known then as Fort Louis de la Mobile, it had been founded by the French at 27-Mile Bluff in 1702 and moved to its present site in 1711. Mobile has been a city under six . . . Map (db m131883) HM
90Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Mobile National Cemetery
National Cemetery Mobile National Cemetery was established in May 1866 on 3 acres of land in Magnolia Cemetery. The City of Mobile donated the land to the federal government. The Cemetery was divided into four sections with a central . . . Map (db m86914) HM
91Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Mobile's First Jail
Here within Fort Charlotte was Mobile's first jail.Map (db m86436) HM
92Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Mobile's First Mardi Gras Parade
On Shrove Tuesday, February 25, 1868, the Order of Myths gathered at this intersection shortly after 8 p.m. and began its first parade. The procession traveled west on Government, north on Warren east on Dauphin, north on Joachim west on State, . . . Map (db m100842) HM
93Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Mobile's Last Mule Car
Retired from the Toulminville - To - Lafayette Street run in 1904. Restored by W.C. Martin in 1964. Building was erected in 1969, under the administration of Commissioners: Lambert C. Mims Arthur R. Outlaw Joseph N. Langan Proj. . . . Map (db m172190) HM
94Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Mobile's Spanish Fountain — (Fuente de Espaρa)
The design of this fountain was inspired by famous fountains of Spain designed by one of the great fountain designers of the world, Buigas of Barcelona. Friendship Arches (Arcos de la Amistad)These Arches of Friendship and the ten colorful . . . Map (db m154240) HM
95Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 29 — Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Organized in 1899 as St. Anthony's Mission by Creoles of African descent. By 1901, Josephite priests Revs. Joseph St. Laurent and Louis Pastorelli had established a small school. The present church was completed in 1908 and dedicated as Most Pure . . . Map (db m111302) HM
96Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 30 — National African-American Archives and Museum
George B. Rogers, a prominent architect, designed this smaller replica of the main library in 1931. It is a classically inspired white structure with linear lines. It was the only library for blacks until desegregation in the mid-1960s. Today it is . . . Map (db m111308) HM
97Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Netherlands — Korean War Memorial
The advance party of the Dutch contingent arrived in Korea on October 24, 1950, but the remainder of the unit’s men did not arrive until December 1950. During the conflict the Royal Netherlands Navy was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation of the . . . Map (db m191384) HM WM
98Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — New Zealand — Korean War Memorial
After some debate on July 26, 1950, the New Zealand government announced it would organize a volunteer military force to serve with U.N. forces in Korea. Known as Kayforce, a total of 1,044 men were seletied to serve. Kayforce sailed for Korea on . . . Map (db m192143) WM
99Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Nicola Marschall Residence
This building constructed in 1853,
by Judge Henry V. Chamberlain,
a former mayor of Mobile, was
in 1871 and 1872, the residence of
Nicola Marschall,
who, in 1861, designed
the Confederate Flag and . . . Map (db m86504) HM
100Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Oaklawn Cemetery — Mobile County
Oaklawn Cemetery is believed to have begun in 1876 as a local family cemetery plot, became a community cemetery by 1879, and expanded into a formally organized cemetery in 1931. Historical and burial information indicates this cemetery primarily . . . Map (db m159478) HM

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May. 20, 2022