Heating The Bellingrath Home In The 1930s

Heating the Bellingrath Home in the 1930s

  • December 18, 2017

By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home When the Bellingrath Home was completed in 1936, it was equipped with something very few homes in Mobile had: Central heat. A large cast iron furnace in the basement bears a…

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The Bellingrath Home After Hurricane Frederic

The Bellingrath Home after Hurricane Frederic

  • September 21, 2017

By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home George B. Rogers, the architect of the Bellingrath Home, arrived in Mobile in 1902. By the time he was hired by Walter Bellingrath to design the Home in 1935, he had…

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The Bellingrath-Morse Lot In Mobile’s Magnolia Cemetery

The Bellingrath-Morse lot in Mobile’s Magnolia Cemetery

  • August 2, 2017

By Tom McGehee, Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home In 1836, following a series of devastating yellow fever epidemics, the city of Mobile purchased 36 acres to establish the New Burial Ground.  Eventually renamed Magnolia Cemetery, the property now covers…

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