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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Leo Bonn

(1850-1929)

 
 
Leo Bonn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. Leo Bonn Marker
Inscription.
Founded what is now the
Royal National Institute
for Deaf People in
this building
9th June 1911

Unveiled by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh 9 June 1998

 
Erected 1998 by City of Westminster.
 
Location. 51° 30.677′ N, 0° 9.367′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Upper Brook Street just west of Park Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 Upper Brook Street, City of Westminster, England W1K 7PZ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Animals In War (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); George Seferis (about 120 meters away); Benjamin Disraeli (about 120 meters away); Dwight David Eisenhower (about 240 meters away); Marble Arch (about 240 meters away); Sir Frederick Handley Page (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Jack Buchanan (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Audley (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  How We Began (Action on Hearing Loss). "In the early 1900s, Leo Bonn, a successful banker with hearing loss,
Leo Bonn Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. Leo Bonn Marker - Wide View
decided to use his wealth to improve the lives of those who were deaf, or had hearing loss. There were many societies, schools and missions devoted to the education and welfare of deaf people but they didnít work together. Leo saw the need for a new, national organisation to co-ordinate activities so more people could be helped. His aims were ambitious: to support and care for people with hearing loss, to educate those at risk of damaging their hearing, and to raise awareness of how isolating hearing loss can be." (Submitted on October 26, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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