(1861-1940)Pioneer of the 5 & 10 cent store sales concept. He opened his first store in Wilkes-Barre in 1884. In 1912, he merged his 96 retail stores with F. W. Woolworth to form the vast international retail chain. A philanthropist, he made significant gifts to institutions of higher education for the study of civil rights, and gifts for public health and recreation services in northeastern Pennsylvania. He resided here from 1905 to 1940.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 11:36pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 425436 N 4566320|
|Decimal Degrees||41.24485000, -75.88988333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 14.691', W 75° 53.393'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 14' 41.46" N, 75° 53' 23.58" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 202 S River St, Wilkes-Barre PA 18702, US|
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