Episode 2.2: Herndon Home

We’re going to our first house in Georgia in this episode! The Herndon Home was the dream house of a pretty spectacular power couple, Alonzo, who was born into slavery but rose up to be a self-made millionaire, and his wife Adrienne, a talented actress and one of the first African American women faculty members at Atlanta University. If that piques your interest, take a listen– we talk about customized murals! Jalousies! And how many roles can one woman possibly do in a one-woman show!

Alonzo, the man and legend himself:

Adrienne, the extraordinary woman herself:

Photograph held by Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, Atlanta University Photographs, box 6, folder "Herndon, Adrienne." [Public domain]

20190416_100157 Just look at that entry way. Damn, that’s dramatic!
[photo taken by Mindy]

20190416_095715 The back of the house!
[photo taken by Mindy]

20190416_100115The details are in the windows…
[photo taken by Mindy]

And check out this ad for the Crystal Palace!

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Sources:
http://www.gpb.org/georgiastories/stories/alonzo_herndon_family
http://www.herndonhome.org/alonzo-franklin-herndon/
https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1025&context=univ_lib_ura
Henderson, Alexa Benson. “The Work and Legacy of Adrienne Elizabeth McNeil Herndon at Atlanta University, 1895–1910.” Phylon (1960-) 53, no. 1 (2016): 80-101. http://www.jstor.org/stable/phylon1960.53.1.80.

https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/atlanta/her.htm
https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset?assetID=02ed9c83-1bfc-4cc6-b81a-f3a3ebbd245c

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