Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Malbis General Store, Restaurant and Delicatessen

image number:

P0053502

description:

This photograph was found in a group of State of Indiana topographical maps housed in the IU Libraries' map collection. It was dropped off at the IU Archives on April 23, 2015.

An internet search has found postcards confirming the location of this building as being "Located 12 miles east of Mobile, Alabama on U.S. Highway 90."

Another postcard shows the Malbis Hotel Courts located to the left of this building. In those postcards, the building seen here can be seen in the background. Another postcard for the Malbis Hotel Courts says to take Exit 38 off of I-10.

Another postcard shows a Shell Gas Station to the right of this building. This particular postcard says the location is 13 miles east of the Bankhead Tunnel.

All of the postcards noted above are circa 1940's and 1950's.

According to the City of Daphne, Alabama this structure was located near what is today (2015) the northwest corner of highways 181/27 and 90/16 in Malbis, Alabama.

date taken:

Circa 1946 ?

accession number:

2015/057

personal name:

Unknown Individual/s

building name:

Malbis General Store, Restaurant and Delicatessen

corporate name:

Malbis General Store, Restaurant and Delicatessen

topic:

Restaurants

topic:

General stores

topic:

Delicatessens

topic:

Group portraits

topic:

Panoramic photographs

topic:

Exterior

topic:

Women

topic:

Children

city:

Malbis

state:

Alabama

other place name:

Mobile, Alabama

other place name:

Daphne, Alabama

other place name:

Baldwin County, Alabama

series:

Buildings & Grounds