33 Amazing Vintage Photos of Life in Mobile, Alabama during the 1900s

Mobile began as the first capital of colonial French Louisiana in 1702. During its first 100 years, Mobile was a colony of France, then Britain, and lastly Spain. Mobile first became a part of the United States of America in 1813, with the annexation of West Florida under President James Madison.

The photographs below reveal its heritage with the ornate décor on many buildings.

Monroe Park, Mobile, Alabama ca.1906
River packet Jas. T. Staples, Mobile, Alabama ca. 1906
A River packet, Mobile, Alabama ca. 1906
Mobile County Court House and Jail, Mobile, Alabama ca. 1910
Government Street in Mobile, Alabama ca. 1906
Government St., Mobile, Alabama ca. 1900
Jewish synagogue, Mobile, Alabama ca.1905
Entrance to Monroe Park, Mobile, Alabama ca. 1906
Monroe Park, Mobile, Alabama between 1905-1915
Waterfront, Mobile, Alabama ca. 1900
Waterfront, Mobile, Alabama ca. 1900
The Waterfront, Mobile, Alabama ca. 1906
Yacht Club Pier, Monroe Park, Mobile, Alabama ca. 1900
Yacht Club, Monroe Park, Mobile, Alabama – ca. 1900
Royal Street looking north, Mobile, Alabama between 1905-1915
Royal St., looking south from St. Francis St, Mobile, Ala. between 1905 – 1915
Windsor Hotel and Royal Street, Mobile, Alabama ca. 1906
City Hospital, Mobile, Alabama ca. 1909
Unloading bananas Mobile, Alabama ca. 1900
Unloading a banana steamer Mobile, Alabama ca. 1900
Hotel Bienville, Mobile, Alabama ca. 1900
Hotel Bienville – Mobile, Alabama – ca. 1900
Medical College of Alabama, Mobile, Alabama ca. 1900
Medical College of Alabama, Mobile, Alabama – ca. 1909
Mobile Country Club, Mobile, Alabama ca. 1909
Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Alabama ca. 1909
Bienville Park, Mobile, Alabama ca. 1900
The Cross, Bienville Square Park Mobile, Ala. ca. 1900
Dauphin St., Mobile, Ala between. 1900 – 1910
Dauphin St., Mobile, Alabama – ca. 1909
Government Street in Mobile, Alabama ca. 1906
Duncan Place and Semmes monument. Mobile, Alabama ca. 1901
Government Street in Mobile, Alabama ca. 1906

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