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Ask McGehee: Who was the Saenger behind Mobile’s Saenger Theatre?

Brothers Julian and Abe Saenger established the Saenger Amusement Company in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1910.

Ask McGehee: I enjoyed the recent article about prohibition in Mobile. Wasn’t a civic...

Discover the amusing tale of the Rotary Club of Mobile's epic Prohibition-era prank in 1915 that made national headlines.

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.

Ask McGehee: Where did the name of the Leinkauf historic district originate?

That designated district, located south of Government Street, is named for the historic public school located on Church Street.

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