Vintage photos of Mobile’s first skyscraper, the Van Antwerp Building

The notable Van Antwerp Building in downtown Mobile was built in the mid-19th century. After decades of wear and tear, Doster was selected to renovate this historic building. Restoration included the original terra cotta exterior and new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems along with new elevators. On June 18, 2015, the restorative work will be unveiled. See vintage photos and learn more about the history of the Van Antwerp Building on al.com.