John Wanamaker

John Wanamaker (HM2171)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19107 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.158', W 75° 9.764'

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1923

—John Massey Rhind —

A pioneer in modern marketing and advertising, John Wanamaker (1838-1922) founded the nearby emporium that bore his name for more than a century. At Wanamaker's, one of the earliest department stores in the nation, he created and popularized the money-back guarantee, a fixed-price system, and other consumer benefits that became industry standards. He was also a philanthropist who contributed to many civic causes.
After his death, schoolchildren donated $50,000 in pennies to a Memorial Committee to help finance this statue by Scottish-born John Massey Rhind, one of the era's foremost sculptors of public monuments.
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HM NumberHM2171
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Date Added Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 486099 N 4422512
Decimal Degrees39.95263333, -75.16273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.158', W 75° 9.764'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 9.4800000000001" N, 75° 9' 45.84" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 484
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-6 PA-611, Philadelphia PA 19107, US
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