Aug. 25, 2022–Cart Blackwell & Tom McGehee / “George B. Rogers, Architect”

George B. Rogers

Architect George B. Rogers:  His Designs and His Clients

George B. Rogers was Mobile’s most prominent architect during the first decades of the 20th century.  Although a Chicagoan by birth, his marriage into an established Black Belt family gave him entre into Mobile’s Mardi Gras hierarchy and he became the architect of choice for the residential and commercial projects undertaken by the city’s elite.  As a charter member of the Rotary Club of Mobile it’s not surprising to find that many of those clients were also Rotarians.

Today architectural historian Cart Blackwell will highlight the designs chosen for a few of those projects while Tom McGehee will focus on the history of the clients themselves.