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A Mobile Wall of Fame

Sitting in the “Club Room” of Mobile’s Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, surrounded by four walls of framed local history, it’s hard to imagine this dining room...

Spolia

Explore the story, magic and chic of architectural salvage in Mobile.

The Can’t Get Away Club

During some of Mobile’s darkest days, a special group of citizens stared into the face of death for the sake of the greater good.

Change of Course

In 1916, a new golf course for the Country Club of Mobile changed the face of Spring Hill.

Ask McGehee

Do any Mobile buildings have cast-iron facades?

The Blizzard Carnival

The Mardi Gras of 1899 put the resolve of Mobile revelers to the ultimate test.

The Arson Ladies

In 19th-century Mobile, one household of well-to-do women had mischief up their sleeves.

Ask McGehee

What is the oldest house in Mobile?

How to Be Beautiful in Old Mobile

Born in 1865, Frances V. Beverly toiled away at her home on Government Street throughout the 1930s and ‘40s, ...

“Mobile” Santa, 1951

The man in red with adoring fans    Original photo from the Erik Overbey Collection, The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of...

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