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The Barton Academy is a historic school building in Mobile, Alabama. It was built in the late 1830s in the Greek revival style by James H. Dakin, Charles B. Dakin, and James Gallier.

The Barton Academy is best noted for being the first public school in the state of Alabama. It was named after Willoughby Barton, a former state legislator and Mobile native. He was responsible for the establishment of the Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County.

The construction of the Barton Academy?s building was not an easy feat, though. It faced shortage of funds and issues on the process as well. However, it still managed to be completed, making the structure a really notable one.

Today, the Barton Academy is in the process of being restored. It was also made part of the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
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