Atlanta Sights



Herndon Home Review

Alonzo Herndon (1858–1927) emerged from slavery and founded both a chain of successful barbershops and the Atlanta Life Insurance Company, becoming Atlanta's first black millionaire. He traveled extensively and influenced the cultural life around Atlanta's traditionally black colleges. Alonzo's son, Norris, created a foundation to preserve the handsome Beaux-Arts home as a museum.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 587 University Pl. NW, near Morris Brown College Vine City, Atlanta, GA 30314 | Map It
  • Phone: 404/581–9813
  • Cost: $7
  • Hours: Tues. and Thurs. 10–4, Mon., Wed. and Fri. by appointment only
  • Website:
  • Location: Atlanta
Updated: 10-14-2012

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