Midtown Historic District (Mobile, Alabama)

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Midtown Historic District
Midtown Historic District (Mobile, Alabama) is located in Alabama
Midtown Historic District (Mobile, Alabama)
Midtown Historic District (Mobile, Alabama) is located in the US
Midtown Historic District (Mobile, Alabama)
Location Roughly bounded by Taylor Ave., US 90, Houston St., Kenneth St., US 98, and Florida St., Mobile, Alabama
Coordinates 30°40′59.82″N 88°5′19.44″W / 30.6832833°N 88.0887333°W / 30.6832833; -88.0887333Coordinates: 30°40′59.82″N 88°5′19.44″W / 30.6832833°N 88.0887333°W / 30.6832833; -88.0887333
Area 467 acres (189 ha)
Architectural style Greek Revival, Queen Anne, late Victorian, Spanish Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 01001293[1]
Added to NRHP 29 November 2001[1][2]

The Midtown Historic District is a historic district in the city of Mobile, Alabama, United States. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 29, 2001.[1] It is roughly bounded by Taylor Avenue, Government Street, Houston Street, Kenneth Street, Springhill Avenue, and Florida Street.[2] The district covers 467 acres (1.89 km2) and contains 1,270 contributing buildings. The majority of the contributing buildings range in age from the 1880s to the 1950s and cover a wide variety of architectural styles.[2] The district was significantly affected by a tornado on December 25, 2012.[3]

Contributing and individually NRHP-listed buildings to the Midtown Historic District
George Fearn House at 1806 Old Government Street 
Wade Askew House at 103 Florence Place 
Carlen House at 54 South Carlen Street 
Murphy High School at 100 South Carlen Street 
Trinity Episcopal Church at 1900 Dauphin Street 
Termite Hall at 2000 Dauphin Street 


  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Alabama: Mobile County". "Nationalhistoricalregister.com". Retrieved 2008-01-28. 
  3. ^ Michael Dumas (December 26, 2012). "Mobilians assess damage, move to action in wake of EF-2 tornado". Press-Register. AL.com. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Historic District Building Inventory". Mobile Historic Development Commission. City of Mobile. Retrieved December 26, 2012.