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John Gilmore Riley House

419 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, 32301

John Gilmore Riley House
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John G. Riley was born a slave and died a millionaire. His home in Tallahassee has been turned into a museum dedicated to African-American history and culture. It is one of two original homes in an area that was once a middle-class black neighborhood.

The house was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on August 1, 1978.

Riley was born in 1857 and died in 1954.

The African American community that was established in this part of Tallahassee in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was called Smokey Hollow.

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