The Lower Dauphin District, fondly called LoDa, has been designated as a historic district since 1979.
Stretching from Water Street to Jefferson Street, it covers an impressive 551 acres and features 736 contributing buildings.
From elegant Federal and Greek Revival styles to ornate Queen Anne and Italianate designs, the architectural diversity here is a treat for the eyes.
But LoDa is more than just a collection of impressive buildings — it’s a lively hub that blends history, culture, and the arts.
It shares a border with the Church Street East Historic District, making it the perfect area to explore multiple sites in one go.
This district is all about its unique artistic spirit.
The iconic Saenger Theatre steals the spotlight, hosting exciting performances for locals and visitors.
The district is also dotted with galleries, including the enchanting Sophiella Art Gallery.
And don’t miss out on the monthly LoDa Artwalk — a lively celebration that highlights the talents of local artists and brings the community together.
This free and family-friendly event occurs every second Friday of the month, and folks come out to explore local galleries, studios, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Bienville Square, Mobile’s living room, is also in LoDa.
People go there to relax under the canopy of oak trees and kick back near the central wrought-iron fountain.
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