Thomas E. Cahill

Thomas E. Cahill (HM1KCT)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19107 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.497', W 75° 9.733'

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(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.
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HM NumberHM1KCT
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 486144 N 4423139
Decimal Degrees39.95828333, -75.16221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.497', W 75° 9.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 29.82" N, 75° 9' 43.98" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 305-313 PA-611, Philadelphia PA 19107, US
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