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Ask McGehee: What’s the history of the Girls’ Preparatory School of Mobile?

Girls’ Preparatory School would probably have enjoyed a long run, but the stock market crash and untimely death of the school's founder caused the institution to close its doors.

A Little Garden of Eden

Historian John Sledge leads us on a stroll through the streets of Spanish Mobile.

Ask McGehee: What is the history of the lost waterfront resort Frascati?

In 1866, Henry Nabring, an owner of the Battle House Hotel, purchased a 15-acre site at the end of Conception Street and dubbed it Frascati.

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What Downtown luxury hotel burned, just before opening its doors?

Erik Overbey, Mobile’s Chronicler

Meet one of the city’s most prolific photographers of all time — a man who contributed a multitude of everyday lifestyle images to our local archives.

UMS Band, 1905

The young faces of the military school band are given new life.   ORIGINAL PHOTO FROM THE DOY LEALE MCCALL RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY, ...

Kelley Christine James & Kevin Daniel Williamson

Kelley Christine James and Kevin Daniel Williamson were united in marriage by the Rev. Mateusz Rudzik at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on May 14, 2016 in Downtown Mobile.

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I recently attended a function downtown at Mobile’s Ezell House. What’s its history?

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Trying to explain who Eugene Walter was is never easy. He has been described as a poet, a novelist, an artist, ...

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That church did lose the top of its steeple, but it was the 1916 hurricane that gets credit for the damage. A cross...

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