Ask McGehee: What was the Zimmer Memorial Home?
In October of 1923, Catholic Bishop Edward Patrick Allen dedicated the Zimmer Memorial Institute at 2567 St. Stephens Road in Toulminville.
Last Man on State Street
The Search for Mobile’s Pipe-Smoking Sea Captain
The Loop Theatre
Take a peek into this 1958 scene of The Loop Theatre which was once a favorite for moviegoers in Mobile.
Ask McGehee: What are the details of the marker concerning a lynching in Mobile?
At roughly 1:15 a.m. on the morning of January 23, 1909, a group of two dozen armed, masked men strolled into what was then called the New Jail at 104 Church Street and held a gun on a deputy to obtain the keys to the cells. A prisoner was taken by force out onto the street and dragged west.
Ask McGehee: Where did the name of the Leinkauf historic district originate?
That designated district, located south of Government Street, is named for the historic public school located on Church Street.
The Side Hall with Wing – The Ultimate Mobile Townhouse
With plenty of space for entertaining and for privacy, this distinctive home design was popular with Mobile’s oldest families.
The Sundance award-winning documentary releasing to international audiences this October captures Africatown’s complicated history and hope for the future.
The Huxford Oil Company
Turn back time with this 1930s photograph of the novel gas station that once stood on the northwest corner of Government and Dearborn streets.
Ask McGehee: Who was Emma Roche?
Emma Langdon Roche (1878 - 1945) once described herself as an “artist, writer, housekeeper and farmer.” In retrospect, she could well be termed Mobile’s “Renaissance Woman.”
The Legend of Mobile’s Princess Charlotte Christina Sophia
Did an adventurer impersonating a dead Russian princess really live in French Mobile?