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Tag: May 2011

A Doggone Good Time

I realized a few weeks ago that my dog no longer sports the trim figure I remembered from his youth. The Red Dog used to be an alert little...

Roadside Retro

Roadside stores, restaurants and motel rooms are notoriously ephemeral. They are all stops along the way to somewhere else. Still, highway architecture can be memorable. Old Spanish...

Tunnel Vision

Because it is submerged, the Bankhead Tunnel may not seem like a massive structure. But the tunnel, with  its $4 million price tag, was definitely Mobile’s...

The Waterman Globe: Mobile's Transient Landmark

John B. Waterman, C.W. Hempstead, and Walter Bellingrath organized the Waterman Steamship Corporation in 1919 in response to the city’s poor port facilities during World War I....

Sunny Bungalow

Bright and comfortable: There are no better words to describe Elin and Tim Murphy’s waterfront house in Fairhope. “The home was built in 1904, and when we bought it in...

City Sizzle

David Crowder lives large in a small space. When he and his partner, Criss Perry, built their brick townhouse in the Church Street East Historic District nearly...

Taking Shape

Wm. Coleman Mills has always been able to draw, but it took a while for his artistic ambition to mature. As a child, he regarded art as...

Spotlight on Melvin Shepard

 Some people describe Melvin Shepard as a two-legged fish. Others call him a water baby. The aquatic coordinator for the city of Orange Beach simply says, “I love...

Lacrosse

A series of fortunate events brought lacrosse to lower Alabama. Only four years ago, the sport was practically nonexistent in our area. Now, the fledgling Lower Alabama...

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