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Bona Allen Building


Bona Allen Harness Factory, Buford, GA. The Allen family played a role in the city of Buford from 1867 until 1977. Allen's would become most famous for the tannery they began in the city in 1873.

On February 4, 1909, The Bona Allen harness plant and box factory burned to the ground, When the tannery was rebuilt in 1911, it was renamed Bona Allen and Sons. Manufacturing of leather shoes in the new plant began in 1913. The plant closed in 1942.

Latitude, Longitude

34.121886, -84.003251

Rights Statement


Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Commercial buildings-Georgia-Buford; Business enterprises; Harness factory; Tannery; Bona Allen & Sons; Gwinnett County


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