Allen's Market, 1911
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Floyd L. Griffin Jr. Black Heritage Plaza, 2003

Allen's Market and the Black Heritage Plaza through the years. Have a photo of this facility you'd like to see here? Email us!

Allen's Market is located at 101 Floyd L Griffin Jr St (formerly known as W Mcintosh St), Milledgeville, GA.

 

Note: GPS systems may not have updated to reflect the new street name. Learn more about the street and plaza renaming here and here.

The Black Heritage Plaza is adjacent to Allen's Market.

This facility is ADA compliant/handicap accessible. Some dedicated parking is available on the right side of the Marlor House (across the street); street parking is also available.

 

Allen's Market holds a permanent collection featuring historic Milledgeville images. Due to its spacious and open nature, many of our classes, workshops, and performances are held in this facility. The building has a rich history and tours can be given upon request.

The Black Heritage Plaza is a great place to enjoy a lunch at one of the tables or to host outdoor events- many of our First Friday's concerts are held here. This plaza is in honor of what was once called “The Strip,” located on McIntosh and Wayne Street, just off the main white shopping area found on Hancock and Wayne Street. The district offered a vibrant array of African-American operated businesses including cafes, restaurants, pool halls, markets, doctor’s offices, barber shops, and other businesses. After the end of legal segregation, many African-American business districts faded away. Today, most of the original “Strip” only exists in the memory of the community; however The Black Heritage Plaza is a reminder of the impact that the former black business district had on Milledgeville’s history. Learn even more here.

Both the Plaza and the Market can be rented. The second story of the market is not currently accessible by the public.