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Field Trip: Herndon House

Born into slavery, Alonzo Herndon rose to become one of Atlanta's richest and most influential citizens. Built in 1910, the 15-room mansion features furnishings, artwork, fine silver, Roman and Venetian glass, and photographs of the family of Alonzo F. Herndon. The site provides photos of Herndon and the businesses he created. Presents information on buildings related to Herndon's life, including specific details on visiting the Herndon House. A short biography of Herndon and his family is also provided.