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Downtown in Independence County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

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 Downtown, Missouri, in Independence County. Marker can be reached from North 4th Street near Market Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 North 4th Street, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Dred and Harriet Scott (a few steps from this marker); Sold on the Steps of Justice
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.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Western Reach of the Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); La Rue Missouri (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Charles Rock Road (about 400 feet away); The Mississippi Valley Trust Company (about 500 feet away); Rue des Granges (about 600 feet away).
 
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.
4. Joseph Pulitzer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on October 13, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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