During the 1950s, my grandparents owned a night club for about a year on Davis Avenue. By the 1960s, Davis Avenue was the hub for Negroes in Mobile. There were grocery stores, night clubs, doctors, lawyers, barbers, hair salons…everything needed to support the community.
I couldn’t find a good picture of Davis Ave. My mother told me that she never went on that side of town because the neighborhood had gotten really rough – people fighting, gun shots, stealing, etc. I imagine it must have looked like this: