Four schoolgirls from Baker Graded School, pictured in 1910, pose during what appears to be an exciting field trip to the Mobile Yacht Club at Monroe Park. The private girls’ day school, led by Miss Nannie Baker, was established in 1888 and was located at 155 N. Claiborne St.
Behind the girls is a lavish two-story clubhouse, which boasted wide verandahs and comfortable furnishings. According to the Mobile Yacht Club’s website, the structure was completely destroyed by the hurricane of 1916. As a result, and because of the United States’ entry into World War I, a new clubhouse was not built until 1940, just north of the mouth of Dog River on the site of the existing Mobile Yacht Club.
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Original photo from Anne Randolph Crichton, The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library • Colorization by Dynamichrome Limited