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Van Antwerp Building
Van Antwerp Building 1907.jpg
The Van Antwerp Building in 1907
General information
Location101 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Alabama
Coordinates 30°41′31.9″N 88°2′27.32″W / 30.692194°N 88.0409222°W / 30.692194; -88.0409222
VAN ANTWERP BUILDING Latitude and Longitude:

30°41′31.9″N 88°2′27.32″W / 30.692194°N 88.0409222°W / 30.692194; -88.0409222
Roof120 feet (37 m)
Technical details
Floor count11
Design and construction
Architect George Bigelow Rogers
[1] [2]
A modern view

The Van Antwerp Building is a high-rise in the U.S. city of Mobile, Alabama. Completed in 1907, the building rises 11 stories and was the first skyscraper in the city. It is regarded as the first reinforced concrete skyscraper in Alabama and the Southeastern United States. In the early 21st century, the 120-foot (37 m) structure is the 8th-tallest building in Mobile.

The building, an example of Beaux-Arts architecture, was designed by architect George Bigelow Rogers for Garet Van Antwerp, a wealthy Mobile druggist. The tower was built to house his pharmacy store, with other offices on the upper floors. It remained in operation on the building's ground floor until the 1960s. [1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Van Antwerp Building". Retrieved 2009-07-14.
  2. ^ "Van Antwerp Building". Retrieved 2009-07-14.
Preceded by
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Tallest Building in Mobile
Succeeded by
Regions Bank Building