The cathedral was completed for worship in 1850. The portico was added in 1870 and the towers were added in 1884.
The main stained glass windows on the left and right walls as you walk in are 23 feet tall and 8 feet wide and there are 6 on each side, each depicting an event involving Mary, Mother of Jesus. Two other windows are located under the towers flanking the portico.
We had to backtrack for our 2ND stop: The Visitation Monastery. I don't know what I was expecting but it wasn't a convent. As soon as we pulled in I started having flashbacks of my catholic school days at St. Jerome's in Baltimore and Mother Superior. I wouldn't even get out of the car. It was a pretty place but I just did not want to stay. We sat there for a few minutes and discussed it an finally to my relief went to our last destination...a graveyard. Much better.
The Historic Magnolia Cemetery is at 1202 Virginia Street and nicely kept. It is the third oldest cemetery on Mobile and covers 125 acres. It was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1986 and has literally hundreds and hundreds of architecturally artistic memorials covering 1700's to the present. Some pieces are damaged related to Hurricanes but from vandalism as well.
Just across the street is the National Cemetery where the veterans and those killed in action are buried and next to that is the Spring Hill Street Temple Cemetery.