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Barton Academy

504 Government Street
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, 36602

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Barton Academy was the first public school in the state of Alabama. The building was named for Willoughby Barton, an Alabama state legislator from Mobile who introduced an act that created the Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County

Barton Academy is three floors in height and is primarily constructed of brick which has been stuccoed and scored to look like stone.

The school was designed by architects James Gallier, James H. Dakin and Charles B. Dakin of New Orleans. Gallier and the Dakin brothers also designed the nearby Government Street Presbyterian Church.

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