Henry Phipps, Member Carnegie Steel Company

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Henry Phipps, Member Carnegie Steel Company

Description

Henry Phipps, Jr. was a member of the original Carnegie Steel Company, and so found himself very wealthy and very able to help others. He bought huge masses of land to share and protect them, such as the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Schenley Park in Pittsburgh and Island Beach State Park in New Jersey. He also helped make great strides in medicine by funding the Phipps Institute for the Study, Treatment and Prevention of Tuberculosis at the University of Pennsylvania and the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1905 Phipps funded the non-profit Phipps Houses to build affordable housing in New York City. The Houses are still in use today, and his great grandson, Stuart Symington Janney III, is on the board of trustees.

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Unknown

Date

1913

Source

Henry Phipps

Source: Henry Phipps, Jr.. (2012, July 22). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved October 16, 2012, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Phipps_Jr.

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Medium: Photograph

Type

Figures

Identifier

Philanthropy

Coverage

Historic

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Henry_Phipps_1913.jpg

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Reference

Unknown, Henry Phipps, Member Carnegie Steel Company, Unknown, 1913

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Unknown, “Henry Phipps, Member Carnegie Steel Company,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/57.