First stop, Oakleigh, built by James Roper, 1833, guided tours, and our guide was Sister, errr, Sistah. Sistah was great, she could really spin a story and she knew her history of Oakleigh and Mobile. The collection at Oakleigh is outstanding, you could spend days investigating the artifacts.
No photos were allowed inside.
Above: Exterior staircase.
Above: originally, the bottom floor of the house was NOT enclosed.
Originally the second floor was the main and only level.
Interesting architecture. The windows on the second level open.
The small white wooden section below the windows also
opens to allow one to walk through the entire opening.
Door knocker (second floor door at the top of the curved staircase.
After a delightful 2 hour tour, we had lunch at the Cream and Sugar just down the street one block, great coffee, a crab and goat cheese quiche that was heavenly and wicked deserts. We had leisurely lunch, thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Our next stop was the Museum of Mobile, which I will cover in a future post.
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