Sara Spencer Washington

Sara Spencer Washington (HMOSZ)

Location: Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Atlantic County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 21.716', W 74° 25.985'

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— 1889 - 1953 —

A Virginia entrepreneur who headed north in 1911, opened Arctic Avenue Beauty Salon in Atlantic City. She expanded by teaching beauty culture door-to-door with products of the day, some self-styled. Madame Washington, as she would later be called, patented a hair curl-remover and later incorporated as Apex Beauty Products. That company would eventually manufacture more than 70 products sold by some 45,000 Apex agents nationwide. Her Apex School of Scientific Beauty Culture became established in 12 U.S. cities, as well as, in the Caribbean and South Africa, training some 4,000 people annually. At the New York World's Fair in 1939, she was named one of the world's ten top businesswomen. Madame Washington became one of this country's first female African-America millionaires and in 1997 was inducted into the Atlantic County Women's Hall of Fame. She also founded the Northside Easter Parade and was on the Northside Board of Trade.

[Seal of the] City of Atlantic City, Incorporated March 1854.
Placed ByThe City of Atlantic City
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 548839 N 4357095
Decimal Degrees39.36193333, -74.43308333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 21.716', W 74° 25.985'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 21' 42.96" N, 74° 25' 59.10" W
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Area Code(s)609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1706 Arctic Ave, Atlantic City NJ 08401, US
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