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Hop City (Parking Lot)

Historical Ride to Alonzo Herdon's House

Come and ride with us to see the 1st African American (Alonzo Herdon) Millionaire Mansion.

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Historical Ride to Alonzo Herdon's House
Historical Ride to Alonzo Herdon's House

Time & Location

Jul 09, 2022, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Hop City (Parking Lot), 1000 White St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA

About the event

The Herndon Home is a historica house museum and National Historic Landmark at 587 University Place NW, in Atlanta, GA. An elegant Classical Revival mansion with Beaux Arts influences, it was the home of Alonzo Franklin Herdon . He is turly the pioner of the word "Rags to Riches".  He was born into slavery, but went on to become Atlanta's first Afican American  millionaire as founder and head of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. The house was designed by his wife Adrienne, and was almost entirely built with African-American labor. The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2000, and had previously been declared a "landmark building exterior" by the city of Atlanta in 1989.

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