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Herndon Home Museum

Historic Sites, Monuments, Landmarks, and Public Art (National Historic Landmark)


The Herndon Home Museum is located at 587 University Place in Atlanta, Georgia and was the former home of Alonzo Franklin Herndon, African American business leader and founder of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. The fifteen-room structure was completed in 1910 and was built by local African American craftsmen. The home was designated a national historical landmark in 2000. Today, the structure houses the Herndon Home Museum, which is operated by the Alonzo F. and Norris B. Herndon Foundation, Inc. The foundation seeks to raise awareness of the Herndons and explores the contributions of both the family and the larger African American population of post-war Atlanta.

Herndon Home Museum


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587 University Place NW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Phone Number
(404) 581-9813
  • African American History
  • Architecture and Historical Buildings
  • Business and Economic Development
  • Cultural History
  • Local History Societies and Museums
  • Urban History
This location was created on 2014-03-30 by Michael Kent .   It was last updated on 2014-11-12 by Christopher Leadingham, Appalachian Studies Association

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