History

Mobile’s Designing Women

Four matriarchs of style and artistic expression illustrate the development of the city’s chic mystique.

The Bay Area’s Architectural Gems

Mobile boasts almost two centuries of stellar architecture. MB asked some of the Bay area’s top architects and designers to single out their picks for standout structural design.

Crash Curiosity, 1915

The unusual sight of a car accident captures attention in 1915.

Ask McGehee

What is the history of the clock on the corner of Royal and Dauphin streets?

Jean Laffite’s Mobile

A reformed pirate struggles to make a respectable business deal in early 1800s Mobile.

Young Oyster Tongers, 1911

A supposed 14-year-old digs for oysters in the Bay.

A Mobile Classic Turns 70

“Remember Mobile” — a romantic, affectionate look at our past in prose and drawings — is a book still worth remembering.

Night Fishing

A poignant coming-of-age story reflects life on the Bay.

Ask McGehee

What’s the history of the building on Broad Street that once housed the Red Cross?

Mobile’s Borrowing Habit

Writer Frances Beverly recounts some of the most egregious borrowers of 19th-century Mobile.

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