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Thomas E. Cahill

(1828-1878)

 
 
Thomas E. Cahill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 25, 2015
1. Thomas E. Cahill Marker
Inscription. Entrepreneur and philanthropist who bequeathed the bulk of his estate to establish Roman Catholic High School for Boys, the first free Catholic high school in the US. Founded here in 1890, the school initiated a diocesan high school system that became a model throughout the nation. Coming from a poor immigrant family, Cahill sought to provide young men from similar backgrounds with the secondary education denied him.
 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.497′ N, 75° 9.733′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on North Broad Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the East side between Vine and Pearl Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The SPHAs Basketball Team (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); NFL Films (about 800 feet away); Green Building at Friends Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quakers at Friends Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Friends Service Committee (approx. mile away); Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (approx. mile away); Civilian Public Service (approx. mile away); Girl Scout Cookies (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 22 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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