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Henry Wynn-Atlanta, Georgia

Kingsmen Motel-171 Auburn Avenue

Henry Wynn (1920-1976) was an entrepreneur with several businesses in and around Auburn Avenue. The founder of Supersonic Attractions, he booked artists like Dionne Warwick, the Jackson 5, and Isaac Hayes and managed the Royal Peacock Social Lounge. Additionally, he owned Henry’s Grill and Lounge, and Red Top Cab Company. He was also a philanthropist and civic leader.

Henry’s Grill and Lounge

In 1974, Wynn was found guilty of 24 counts of tax evasion. Coretta Scott King and Dr. Benjamin Hays wrote in support of Wynn not serving his prison term. They earned him a delay. Wynn died in 1976.

The Wynn home on Angier Avenue
Image from The Atlanta Voice
Henry and his wife, Effie, are buried in South View Cemetery.