Fred Morgan Kirby

Fred Morgan Kirby (HMC7E)

Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Luzerne County
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N 41° 14.691', W 75° 53.393'

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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.
HM NumberHMC7E
Year Placed2004
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 11:36pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] CHUCK MARTIENSSEN  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 425436 N 4566320
Decimal Degrees41.24485000, -75.88988333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 14.691', W 75° 53.393'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 14' 41.46" N, 75° 53' 23.58" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 202 S River St, Wilkes-Barre PA 18702, US
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