The Salvation Army in Mobile

The Salvation Army in Mobile (HM1M93)

Location: Mobile, AL 36602 Mobile County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 41.548', W 88° 2.591'

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At the corner of Conception and St. Francis Streets, Captain Edward Justus Parker, Staff-Captain Charles Miles and a Salvation Army lieutenant conducted an open air meeting on the night of their arrival in March 1887. In contrast to earlier Salvation Army openings in other cities, the Mobile audience was polite. Men removed their hats as prayer was offered and those in attendance respectfully participated in singing and dropped coins into the collection plate.

Mobile became an official Salvation Army Corps on October 13, 1899, with Captain and Mrs. James T. Cumbie in command. The Army's first Corps Community Center in Mobile was located at 213 Conti Street where it remained from the late 1930s to the late 1960s.

The Salvation Army's fight against human suffering — started in 1865 in London by General William Booth — is still helping people to help themselves, though its methods have changed with the times.
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HM NumberHM1M93
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Year Placed1987
Placed ByCommissioner James Osborne, commander of the Army's Southern Territory, Salvation Army
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Date Added Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 6:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 400090 N 3395984
Decimal Degrees30.69246667, -88.04318333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.548', W 88° 2.591'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 32.88" N, 88° 2' 35.46" W
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Area Code(s)251
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-48 N Conception St, Mobile AL 36602, US
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