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Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Johnson and Allen Mortuary

Johnson and Allen Morturary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
1. Johnson and Allen Morturary Marker
Inscription.  The funeral home was purchased in 1906 by Clarence Allen and Edgar Harney. They buried people of all races. Harney died in 1911, and A.N. Johnson became a partner. Johnson and Allen is the oldest African-American funeral home in Alabama that has been continuously operated by the same family- the descendants of Clarence Allen.
Erected by the African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile. (Marker Number 25.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 30° 41.782′ N, 88° 3.109′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on Chestnut Street east of Armistead Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Chestnut Street, Mobile AL 36603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone Street Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Finley's Drug Stores (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Knights of Peter Claver Monument (about 400 feet away); Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); National African-American Archives and Museum (about 500 feet away); Caldwell Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christian Benevolent Funeral Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Richards D.A.R. House Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
Regarding Johnson and Allen Mortuary. The Johnson-Allen Mortuary is Mobile's oldest and largest black family-owned mortuary. Four generations of sons and a host of other family members followed Johnson and Allen into the business. Johnson-Allen is the most unique mortuary in Mobile, offering African-American funeral customs passed on from generation to generation.
Johnson and Allen Morturary image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
2. Johnson and Allen Morturary
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 134 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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