William C. Goodridge, Entrepreneur Historical

William C. Goodridge, Entrepreneur Historical (HM1WDT)

Location: York, PA 17401 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.579', W 76° 44.179'

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Born a slave in 1806, William C. Goodridge was freed in 1822, when he began his long, successful career as a businessman. His first enterprise was a barber shop, located on York's Centre Square. Next, he opened a five-story retail store on the Square, one of the tallest buildings in York at the time.
Goodridge also operated a rail line, which may have provided transport to slaves seeking freedom via the Underground Railroad. His sons followed Goodridge's lead and, with his help, established the most significant African-American photographic establishments in America.
Artist: Don Gray and son Jared Gray
Year Placed1999
Placed ByYork Murals, Henry and Doris Leader, John D. and Kathryn W. Zimmerman Fund of York Foundation, The Herbert Rehmeyer Trust, and Wilton Armetale
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Date Added Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 351697 N 4424722
Decimal Degrees39.95965000, -76.73631667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.579', W 76° 44.179'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 34.74" N, 76° 44' 10.74" W
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Area Code(s)717
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 360 PA-462, York PA 17401, US
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