The Herndon Home Foundation

Herndon Home House Tour

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The Herndon Home is a National Historic Landmark that eloquently tells the story of struggle and achievement. It was the residence of Alonzo Herndon who overcame slavery, sharecropping and Jim Crow to become one of the foremost African American businessmen of his era. Owned and operated by the Alonzo F. and Norris B. Herndon Foundations, the 1910 mansion seeks to tell this compelling story to a large and diverse audience through tours, exhibits, special events, publications, school programs and other projects.

Event Details

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Reservations requested: 404-581-9813

Venue Information

The Herndon Home
Area of City: West of Downtown
587 University Pl NW, Atlanta GA  30314
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Preservation Partner

The Herndon Home Foundation

The Herndon Home Foundation is offering guided tours of this National Historic Landmark which tell the story of Atlanta’s first African American millionaire, Alonzo Herndon, who rose from slavery to leadership in business, education, culture and philanthropy. Designed by Herndon, founder of Atlanta Life Insurance Company, and his wife Adreinne McNeil Herndon, a drama teacher at Atlanta University, the 15-room home was built by African American craftsmen in 1910.