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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Albert M. Greenfield

(1887-1967)

 
 
Albert M. Greenfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2019
1. Albert M. Greenfield Marker
Inscription.  Greenfield created an East Coast business empire here in retail, real estate, hotels, and banks. He supported equality for African Americans and received a papal award for promoting Catholic/Jewish harmony. He championed political reform locally and nationally.
 
Erected 2018 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 56.957′ N, 75° 9.779′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Walnut Street east of South Juniper Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located along the sidewalk, directly in front of the "Philadelphia Building". Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1315 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edith "Edie" Windsor (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union League of Philadelphia
Albert M. Greenfield Marker<br>(<i>wide view • looking east along Walnut Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2019
2. Albert M. Greenfield Marker
(wide view • looking east along Walnut Street)
(about 400 feet away); Historical Society of Pennsylvania (about 500 feet away); John E. Fryer, M.D. (about 500 feet away); Artillery Corps Washington Grays (about 500 feet away); New Century Guild (about 500 feet away); Oldest Photograph (about 500 feet away); AIDS Library of Philadelphia (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Albert M. Greenfield. His philanthropic endeavors transcended religious and racial lines. He was praised for his work by such organizations as the National Conference of Christians and Jews, World Brotherhood Organization, Urban League, and the Catholic Interracial Council. For his philanthropic work, he was bestowed with the rank of Commander of the Order of Pius IX by the Pope. He was the first Jew in America to receive such an honor. Originally a Republican, he switched parties with the advent of the New Deal and remained a strong Democratic supporter until his death. He enjoyed a close relationship with many Presidents from Herbert Hoover to Lyndon Johnson. (Submitted on June 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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