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Mar 1, 2018
“Home of Atlanta's 1st Black Millionaire!”
Oct 11, 2016
“Little Known History ”
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The elegant home of Alonzo Herndon, a famous black entrepreneur at the turn of the 20th century.
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587 University Pl NW, Atlanta, GA 30314-4126
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

The Alonzo Herndon home is absolutely stunning. Herndon was born a slave, began working after the Civil War as a share-cropper, opened a small barber shop which he expanded into over 20 shops, and ultimately founded the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. Mr. Herndon became Atlanta's...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Visited this little known historic treasure, and learned how a man born as a slave accommodated wealth against the odds. Ms Roberta is a walking historian, and has so much knowledge to share!

Date of experience: October 2016
4  Thank Elaine W
Reviewed July 24, 2015

I would like to thank Ms. Roberta for such an informative and sometimes funny.tour. The tour was very thorough and Ms. Roberta answered all our questions about the first Black millionaire in Atlanta and his family. The home is beautifully furnished. It was just my...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank sandydNewYorkCity
Reviewed July 23, 2015

What an inspiring story of a rags to riches man who became the first black millionaire in Atlanta. In addition to his lucrative insurance business, he made his fortune in real estate and as a very upscale barber. The home is charming with appointments that...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Velma2015
Reviewed June 25, 2015

We found the home with hours to view posted on the door, but we could not gain entry. We attempted to call the number listed, but got no response. The home was quite beautiful on the outside, but the area of location is quite run...More

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank CSP_WP_TN
Reviewed July 23, 2014

The tour of the home of former slave Alonzo Herndon was very informative and a nice way to spend the morning. I am a native Atlantan and knew the story of the Herndon family, but had never taken the time to visit the home. I...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank patrat236
Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Herdon's story is one that should be more well known. This home is so greatly preserved. The tour guides are very professional and very helpful. My boyfriend and I were given a very interesting and informative overview of the Herdons' life before starting the...More

Date of experience: March 2014
6  Thank ImAiree
Reviewed June 14, 2013

The story in this home should be an inspiration to all. A man born a slave became a millionaire and one of Atlanta's most prominent citizens. How did he do it? Take the tour and find out. Tours are given on the hour starting at...More

Date of experience: March 2013
2  Thank MTravi
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