George Allen Avenue

George Allen Avenue (HM29QN)

Location: Coral Gables, FL 33133 Miami-Dade County
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Country: United States of America
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N 25° 43.769', W 80° 15.411'

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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.
HM NumberHM29QN
Placed ByCity of Coral Gables
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Date Added Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 574543 N 2845936
Decimal Degrees25.72948333, -80.25685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 43.769', W 80° 15.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 43' 46.14" N, 80° 15' 24.66" W
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Area Code(s)305, 786, 561
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 135 Industrial Ave, Coral Gables FL 33133, US
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