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Done up in an elaborate Italianate style of architecture, the Richards DAR House was built in 1860 for Captain Charles Richards and his wife. The pretty house continues to be a landmark in the community, as it has been since its establishment. A contributing building to the De Tonti Square Historic District, the mansion was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Apart from the gorgeous exteriors and ornately decorated interiors, the house is also famous for wildfire stories about a laughing child-ghost.
Alabama Music Box is one of the trendiest spots where music fanatics and popular musicians meet. Featuring live music performances by renowned artists around the city, this events venue is a crowd-pullet and has an upbeat social scene.
The Merry Widow is a music venue located in downtown Mobile's vibrant LoDa district. The bar/entertainment hub hosts everything from music concerts to seated comedy and cabaret, featuring an eclectic lineup of locally and nationally famous talent. Talents like Brooks Wheelan, Big Deal Burlesque, The Bright Social Hour, and The Pine Hill Haints are featured in their lineup of performers. A great addition to the city's nightlife scene, the venue also hosts regular bar hours and a crafted cocktail program to accompany the music. Doors open at 8p on weekdays and at 9p on weekends for performances.
Dating back to the 1820s, Bienville Square has been an integral part of Mobile's history. In 1824, the United State Congress reserved a plot specifically to be used as a city park, and over time the entire block was acquired. This sprawling park has hosted a speech by President Theodore Roosevelt and during World War II the union and laborers of Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Company held their meetings here. Currently, Bienville Square hosts a variety of events like Kids Day, Bayfest Music Festival and Jazz in Bienville and is a popular recreational site.