Dauphin Island, Alabama, public development papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains real estate development papers, including building restrictions/protective covenants and plat maps, of Dauphin Island, Alabama. The papers cover development pushes in 1953, 1958, and 1961. There is also a price list for the lots in 1953 and an ad for the 1958 Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.
- Williams, A. S., III (Collector, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Dauphin Island is a town in Mobile County, Alabama, on a barrier island--also named Dauphin Island--in the Gulf of Mexico. In 1519, the Spanish explorer Alonzo Pineda was the first documented European to visit, staying long enough to map the island with remarkable accuracy. The island's French history began on January 31, 1699, when the explorer Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur D'Iberville, one of the founders of French Louisiana, arrived at Mobile Bay and anchored near the island on his way to explore the mouth of the Mississippi River.
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Language of Materials
Papers and plat maps of real estate developments in Dauphin Island, Alabama, in 1953, 1958, and 1961.
A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama
Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010
Title on box: A. S. Williams III Americana Collection - Small Collections
Martha Bace, 2014
- Guide to the Dauphin Island, Alabama, public development papers
- January 2014
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