(1828-1878)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.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 486144 N 4423139|
|Decimal Degrees||39.95828333, -75.16221667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 57.497', W 75° 9.733'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 57' 29.82" N, 75° 9' 43.98" W|
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|Area Code(s)||215, 267, 484|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 305-313 PA-611, Philadelphia PA 19107, US|
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