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Anthony J. Drexel

(1826 - 1893)

 
 
Anthony J. Drexel Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 39° 56.944′ N, 75° 8.759′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on 3rd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is north of Chestnut Street. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin Court (within shouting distance of this 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); Mechanics' Union of Trade Associations (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin's Neighborhood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anthony Benezet (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
Current building at marker location. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
2. Current building at marker location.

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.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 817 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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