Preserving & Promoting Allen's Heritage and Spirit...
Our Heritage Guild has a window display at the Allen Library again this year. The display features the churches, the depot and our Allen area pioneers. See the attached photos. Take a look when you are at the library this week!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
PIE CONTEST WINNERS 2014
1ST PLACE - EMARION ULLMAN
2ND PLACE - JADYN MEYER
3RD PLACE - ESTER SWANSTROM
1ST PLACE - MADELAINE LUTHER
2ND PLACE - NAOMI EMMERT
3RD PLACE - PAULA ROSS
HISTORY OF ALLEN - The Houston & Texas Central Railroad was constructed through Allen in 1872 to facilitate the transport of people and agricultural products. Allen was named for Ebenezer Allen, a former attorney general of Texas and one of the promoters of the railroad.
In 1915, the town suffered a devastating fire that destroyed most of the business district between the interurban tracts and the railroad.
Allen remained an agricultural community during the world wars and depression era.
The interurban closed in 1948 and the importance of agriculture to the economic base of Allen began to diminish after World War II.
With the relocation of high technology companies into Allen in the 1960's through the 1990's, the population has increased significantly and Allen is becoming widely known as an ideal community in which to live and work.
Where in Allen is this "piece of history" marker located??
Driving Tour of Allen The Allen Heritage Guild, along with the City of Allen, the Allen Parks and Recreation Department and the Texas Historical Commission have developed a historical driving tour of Allen.