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Stephen Girard (1750 -1831)

 
 
Stephen Girard (1750 -1831) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. Stephen Girard (1750 -1831) Marker
Inscription. Merchant, financier, philanthropist. Born in France, he came to this city in 1776. Girard gave strong support to both the First and Second Banks of the United States. By his will he established Girard College, which opened in 1848. Gentilhommiere, located here, was his country house after 1797. Girard added the center and western sections of the house and operated a 583 acre farm here.
 
Erected 1993 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 55.188′ N, 75° 10.994′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on West Shunk Street. Touch for map. The marker is located in Girard Park. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19145, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tommy Loughran (approx. 0.4 miles away); Israel Goldstein (approx. 0.8 miles away); Eddie Gottlieb (approx. 0.8 miles away); Veterans Stadium Sculptures (approx. 1.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Veterans Stadium (approx. 1.2 miles away); Connie Mack (approx. 1.2 miles away); Moyamensing Prison (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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Stephen Girard (1750 -1831) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. Stephen Girard (1750 -1831) Marker
 Stephen Girard - USHistory.org. (Submitted on March 18, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommercePatriots & Patriotism
 
Stephen Girard Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
3. Stephen Girard Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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