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Joseph Pulitzer

April 10, 1847 - October 29, 1911

 
 
Joseph Pulitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2014
1. Joseph Pulitzer Marker
Inscription.
Founder of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, publisher of the New York World, donor of the School of Journalism, Columbia University, New York, and the Pulitzer Prizes for the Advancement of American Journalism and Letters.

“Passionate devotee of the cause of liberty - liberty of action, of opinion, of government.”

Placed April 10, 1947 by
Sigma Delta Chi
National Professional Journalistic Fraternity
at the site where Joseph Pulitzer
bought the St. Louis Dispatch
December 9, 1878 at public auction

 
Erected 1947 by Sigma Delta Chi, National Professional Journalistic Fraternity.
 
Location. 38° 37.535′ N, 90° 11.33′ W. Marker is in Saint Louis, Missouri, in Independence County. Marker can be reached from North 4th Street near Market Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dred and Harriet Scott (a few steps from this marker); La Rue Missouri (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mississippi Valley Trust Company (about 500
Joseph Pulitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2014
2. Joseph Pulitzer Marker
The marker is embedded in the bricks in front of the steps.
feet away); Basilica of Saint Louis, King (about 700 feet away); Merchant Laclede Building (about 700 feet away); The Gateway Arch (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Robert E. Lee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rue de l’Eglise (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Saint Louis.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in front of the Old Courthouse on North 4th Street, between Market and Chestnut Streets.
 
Also see . . .  Pulitzer biography - The Pulitzer Prizes. Elegantly dressed, wearing a handsome, reddish-brown beard and pince-nez glasses, he mixed easily with the social elite of St. Louis, enjoying dancing at fancy parties and horseback riding in the park. This lifestyle was abandoned abruptly when he came into the ownership of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. (Submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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The Old Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2014
3. The Old Courthouse
Joseph Pulitzer image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
4. Joseph Pulitzer
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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