Searcy Hospital, 1917

Searcy Hospital, a state mental health facility for African Americans at Mount Vernon, Mobile County, is pictured in this photo from 1917. The structure, located on the grounds of the Mount Vernon Arsenal, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. In 2019, it was included in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Most Endangered Historic Places list.

Courtesy of the Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of South Alabama

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