John Wanamaker (1838-1922)

John Wanamaker (1838-1922) (HM1JRW)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19107 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 57.058', W 75° 9.706'

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Philadelphia merchant, famed for the department stores bearing his name. In 1861 he opened his first store. He built his "new kind of store" here in 1876 and implemented new concepts including the one-price system & money-back guarantee. Active in public life, he built schools, churches, and missions in this and other nations. As U.S. Postmaster General,1889-93, he fostered rural free delivery and introduced the commemorative stamp.
Year Placed1998
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 486181 N 4422327
Decimal Degrees39.95096667, -75.16176667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.058', W 75° 9.706'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 3.48" N, 75° 9' 42.36" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 66-98 S 13th St, Philadelphia PA 19107, US
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