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Anthony J. Drexel

(1826 - 1893)

 
 
Anthony J. Drexel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Anthony J. Drexel Marker
Inscription.  Entrepreneur and philanthropist Drexel created the world's first trans-Atlantic banking network from an office first located here. It financed many U.S. railroads and businesses of the industrial era. Founder of Drexel University.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 56.944′ N, 75° 8.759′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. It is in Old City. Marker is on South 3rd Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is north of Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42b S 3rd St, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Arsenal of Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Court (within shouting distance of this
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marker); The History of Franklin Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Elliott Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Privy Pit (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Site in Journalism (within shouting distance of this marker); Remnant of Brick Flooring (within shouting distance of this marker); Declaration of Independence (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Anthony J. Drexel - Drexel University Archives. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Anthony Joseph Drexel at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Current building at marker location. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
2. Current building at marker location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,080 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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