Dave Patton House

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Dave Patton House
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Dave Patton House is located in Alabama
Dave Patton House
Location 1252 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Mobile, Alabama
Coordinates 30°41′59″N 88°3′47″W / 30.69972°N 88.06306°W / 30.69972; -88.06306Coordinates: 30°41′59″N 88°3′47″W / 30.69972°N 88.06306°W / 30.69972; -88.06306
Area less than one acre
Built 1915
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 87000937[1]
Added to NRHP June 12, 1987

The Dave Patton House is a historic house in Mobile, Alabama, United States. The two-story structure was built for Dave Patton, a local African American entrepreneur. He purchased this property in 1900 and completed the Mediterranean Revival style house, designed by local architect George Bigelow Rogers, in 1915.[1][2]

Dave Patton was born in 1879 and began his career using two mules to haul merchandise for local merchants. He gradually built up his own business, becoming a prominent real estate entrepreneur and contractor. He is known to have built many of the area's roads and schools. Patton died in 1927. The property eventually passed into the ownership of the Stewart Memorial C.M.E. Church and today serves as the parsonage for that church. The house is included on the African American Heritage Trail of Mobile and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 12, 1987.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Historic Site Locations". Mobile Historic Development Commission. City of Mobile. Retrieved 26 September 2009.