George Allen Avenue
By the late 1930's Allen had built a home on Industrial Avenue in Coral Gables where his business escalated. Allens's business also included selling wood in the winter, hauling watermelons, farming and operating a produce truck. This business allowed Allen to branch out in several communities. Families began to rely on the fruits and vegetables sold from his produce truck.
George Allen was a kind and generous man who never said no when a family was in need. It is in his memory that the City of Coral Gables renamed Industrial Avenue as George Allen Avenue on May 24, 1994.
Erected by City of Coral Gables.
Location. 25° 43.769′ N, 80° 15.411′ W. Marker is in Coral Gables, Florida, in Dade County. Marker is at the intersection
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Churches (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cocoanut Grove Public Utilities Company (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Historic Coconut Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Charles Avenue (approx. ¾ mile away); Ransom School (approx. 0.8 miles away); U of M Opened Here (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Barnacle (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Coconut Grove Library (approx. one mile away).
Categories. • Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.