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Coral Gables in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

George Allen Avenue

 
 
George Allen Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 7, 2018
1. George Allen Avenue Marker
Inscription.  George Allen, a native of the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, moved to South Florida in 1928 seeking a more productive life style for his family. Allen became employed by George Merrick, the founder of Coral Gables. and rose quickly through the ranks to become a foreman with a multitude of responsibilities. Allen made wise investments by purchasing land and properties in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and South Dade. As a result of these lucrative investments, Allen became self-employed.

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.
 
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George Allen Avenue Marker and surrounding area image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 7, 2018
2. George Allen Avenue Marker and surrounding area
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This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 25° 43.769′ N, 80° 15.411′ W. Marker is in Coral Gables, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Avenue and George Allen Avenue (Industrial Avenue), on the left when traveling east on Oak Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miami FL 33133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary First Missionary Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evangelist Street Charles Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Churches (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Historic Coconut Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elizabeth Virrick Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Architecture (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cocoanut Grove Public Utilities Company (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mariah Brown House (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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