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John Wanamaker (1838-1922)

 
 
John Wanamaker (1838-1922) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
1. John Wanamaker (1838-1922) Marker
Inscription. Philadelphia merchant, famed for the department stores bearing his name. In 1861 he opened his first store. He built his "new kind of store" here in 1876 and implemented new concepts including the one-price system & money-back guarantee. Active in public life, he built schools, churches, and missions in this and other nations. As U.S. Postmaster General,1889-93, he fostered rural free delivery and introduced the commemorative stamp.
 
Erected 1998 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.058′ N, 75° 9.706′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South 13th Street. Click for map. The store is now a Macy's Department Store. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oldest Photograph (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Motherís Day (about 500 feet away); PSFS Building (about 500 feet away); Ricketts Circus (about 600 feet away); Reading Terminal and Market (about 700 feet away); Union League of Philadelphia
John Wanamaker (1838-1922) Marker in front of Macy's Department Store image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
2. John Wanamaker (1838-1922) Marker in front of Macy's Department Store
(about 800 feet away); Anne Brancato Wood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mother Jones (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  . (Submitted on March 27, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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