Developed by City of Allen in cooperation with Allen Heritage Guild, the Heritage Village is a collection of Allen’s oldest remaining homes, outbuildings and a preserved church. The relocated structures sit on several acres of land in Allen’s old residential area, forming a park where guests can visit and learn about Allen history.
Historic events and exhibits are overseen by Allen Heritage Guild, a volunteer-led organization dedicated to preserving Allen’s history.
Heritage Village Open House: Every third Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Allen Train Depot: Every second and fourth Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Creation of Allen Heritage Village
The creation of Heritage Village started in 2002 with the renovation of St. Mary Baptist Church, funded by the Allen Community Development Corporation. The City made significant progress in 2003 moving the other selected structures to the village and preparing a master plan for the village. Given the larger size and unique architecture of First Christian Church, the church was sited as the centerpiece of the village. A U-shaped driveway joins the church to St. Mary Drive. Passing directly in front of the church, a wide east-to-west walkway forms a framework for locating the other village structures.
In 2008, an historical architect completed exterior restoration of Allen Christian Church and the two bungalow houses.