history images Mound City on the Mississippi Home Page
image menu Buildings, Sites, and Objects People, Places, and Things Events, Incidents, and Occurrences Bibliography


  Poro College Founded
Brief Description:  In 1900, Annie Malone started a small hair care products business in Lovejoy, IL. In 1918, she moved her burgeoning business to a complex at Pendleton and St. Ferdinand Avenues in St. LouisĀ“ Ville neighborhood. MaloneĀ“s business not only housed her hair care products but was also a school for beauticians, known as Poro College. It was the first black-owned and operated business to reach the million dollar mark in sales.
Year:  1900
Decade:  1900 - 1909
Beginning Date:    1900

Malone, Annie Turnbo Pope

Selected Neighbors and Neighborhoods of North St. Louis



about historic preservationnew entries4 kids onlymap it!

This site was made possible by: the City of St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency and
the City of St. Louis Community Information Network.

This site was funded in part by Federal funds administered by the Missouri State Historical Preservation Office, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, The National Park Service, and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Version 1.0