Little Richard House, 1920s, Macon

This hip-roof shotgun house in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood was once home to Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman), the “Architect of Rock n’ Roll”. It is typical of the domestic architecture found in working class African-American neighborhoods in Macon in the early 20th century. The house originally stood several blocks away but was moved to this location to save it from an expansion project on Interstate 75. It is much nicer looking today than it was in Little Richard’s time in Macon; he noted he grew up in a “rundown house on a dirt street”. It is a museum today, known officially as The Little Richard House Resource Center.

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One response to “Little Richard House, 1920s, Macon

  1. Teresa Brown

    Houses and other structures are best saved in the towns where they have significance. I am glad the Richard Russell Library on the University of Georgia campus houses the ‘Rock and Roll’ Hall of Fame but it would have been best for it to stay in Macon.

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