Stephen Girard (1750 -1831)

Stephen Girard (1750 -1831) (HM1JMA)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19145 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 55.188', W 75° 10.994'

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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.
Year Placed1993
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 484340 N 4418871
Decimal Degrees39.91980000, -75.18323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 55.188', W 75° 10.994'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 55' 11.28" N, 75° 10' 59.64" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2101-2199 W Shunk St, Philadelphia PA 19145, US
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