Monday, November 21, 2011

DeTonti Square Historic District

DeTonti Square Historic District contains the largest concentration of antebellum homes within the city. Brick townhouses with cast iron galleries predominate though a few fine examples of early "creole" cottages can also be found. Here one can see the homes of successful merchants and statesman, as well as Napoleonic and Saint Dominguan Refugees who re-built their lives in America. The district was named after the early explorer and fellow Italian, Henri Detonti, who, along with Iberville and Bienville helped found Mobile.






 






 

 

2 comments:

  1. Nice photography on this post. You guys should lead a historic bike ride to downtown. I think a lot of people would enjoy this.

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  2. Thanks Nik! We can certainly do the tour, as soon as David decides on what bike to buy! :)

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