Ask McGehee: The banking crisis in California made me wonder: has Mobile ever experienced...
In the history of local banks, there is a remarkable number of them that arrived with great fanfare and vanished within a short period. Others, which had been around for decades, shocked the community when they failed.
John T. Grant’s “Indispensable” Pass
In 1839, a gifted hydraulic engineer dredged a critical link between Mobile and New Orleans.
Oxen at Fairhope Avenue
Turn back time with this photograph of early Fairhope Avenue
The History Behind Chin’s Laundry and Cleaners
The Chin Family’s story spans from China to Mobile, where they became integral community members and business owners
Ask McGehee: What is the history of the building housing the St. Francis Place...
The historic building, which has housed luxurious condominiums for well over 20 years, got its start in 1908 as the Convent of Mercy.
Ask McGehee: What is the history of the Spring Hill Hotel?
According to the May 3, 1903 edition of the Mobile Press-Register, the new Spring Hill Hotel was under construction on the south side of Old Shell Road, just east of today’s McGregor Avenue.
A Government Street Story
The newly-renovated Downtown headquarters for the publishers of Mobile Bay Magazine is an interesting walk through Mobile history.
The Mardi Gras Master of Make-Believe
John Augustus Walker changed the world of float design and made Mobile’s Mardi Gras a sight to behold.
Oakdale Ice and Fuel Company Float
Turn back time with this photograph of a Mardi Gras float that served as an advertisement for a local ice and fuel business.
A Good Time Was Had by All
With family history in the venue and family staples on the menu, the Namans know how to let the good times roll.