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Old 07-17-2014, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Originally Posted by Katiana View Post
^^Aren't the DuPonts from Delaware?
They are based in the Philly tri-state area-Wilmington, DE is about 20 miles from downtown Philly.

Some of the Dupont spawns were based in Philly and the PA suburbs.

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Old 07-18-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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Charleston, SC:
Ravenel
DuBose

Philadelphia area:
Drexel (endowed a university, also a famous Saint)
Biddle (famous society, banking family)
Strawbridge (department store)
Dupont (founded chemical company)

Baltimore:
Warfield (married Prince Edward)
PRATT (the library system, the city's main street, and a hospital are all named for him)
Hopkins (world-famous hospital, the #1 employer in the city)
Cardin (political family)
Meyerhoff (endowed concert hall)

Washington DC:
Hechinger (chain of hardware stores, Chairman of city council, developed an inner-city shopping center)
Cafritz (builder/ developer, endowed a hospital)
Syphax, Cobbs, Drew, Quander (prominent Black families)
Cooke, Pollin (sports team owners/ stadium developers)
More re Philadelphia:
Girard(banking)
Wanamaker(department store)
Widener and Elkins(rapid transit)
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:57 PM
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Location: Boston
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Not sure if I understand this thread 100%, but (maybe) a few for Boston.....

Winthrop
Copley
Revere
Boylston
Davis
Inman
Porter
Bulfinch
Longfellow
Parker
Storrow
Kennedy

^Those are more civic, I guess. Everything is named after them (though I'm sure I'm forgetting some).

Some more corporate names might be...

Harvard
Simmons
Emerson
Wentworth
Filene
Converse
Sperry
Bose
Bain
Marshall
Mason
Gillette
Haughton-Mifflin

^Aside from John Harvard not many of these people have things named after them aside from their own companies/institutions.....
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