John D Rockefeller Jr

  • American

Industrialist and philanthropist - AsNotedIn

Enthusiastic supporter of park-building and historic preservation, and the Great Smoky Mountains, Shenandoah, Grand Teton, Acadia, and Redwood National Parks are testimony to his generosity. - NPS

Notable Position Organization From To
Director Standard Oil Company
Director US Steel Corporation
Founder Snake River Land Company
Minority Shareholder Colorado Fuel and Iron Co

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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Significant name Carriage Paths, Bridges and Gatehouses Acadia National Park
Significant name Founder's Hall, The Rockefeller University New York City
Significant name Merchants Square and Resort Historic District Williamsburg
Significant name Schoodic Peninsula Historic District Acadia National Park
Significant name International House New York City
1901/10/09 Abby Aldrich marries John D Rockefeller Jr during a lavish wedding ceremony at the summer residence of Senator Aldrich at 836 Warwick Neck Ave, Warwick, Rhode Island. Groom Warwick, RI Rhode Island Marriage of Abby Aldrich and John D Rockefeller
1912/00/00 An eight story mansion is built at 10 W 54th St for John D Rockefeller Jr (demolished, now the Museum of Modern Art's sculpture garden). Home Residences at 5-15 West 54th Street New York City
1917/00/00 John D Rockefeller donates land to the city of New York for a park and future museum. Benefactor Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters New York City
1921/00/00 Designed by AIA architect Ludwig W Eisinger, Union Church of Pocantico Hills is built of fieldstone with a slate roof. Benefactor Union Church of Pocantico Hills Mount Pleasant, NY
1924/00/00 Rockefeller Jr funds the restoration of the Chateau de Fontainebleau. Benefactor Chateau de Fontainebleau Palace and Park of Fontainebleau
1924/00/00 Rockefeller Jr funds the restoration of the Palace of Versailles. Benefactor Chateau de Versailles Palace and Park of Versailles
1924/05/03 John D Rockefeller Jr makes his first donation to the restoration of Notre-Dame de Reims. Benefactor Reims Cathedral of Notre-Dame Reims
1928/00/00 John D Rockefeller Jr buys Smith's Fort Plantation, later giving it to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) Benefactor Smith's Fort Plantation Surry
1930/05/06 Henry Ford welcomes John D Rockefeller Jr at the Wayside Inn where there conversation includes managing historic sites. Visitor Longfellow's Wayside Inn Sudbury, MA
1930/11/21 The Riverside Church, conceived by John D Rockefeller Jr, a Baptist, in conjunction with Presbyterian minister Harry Emerson Fosdick, is completed. Ultimately, Rockefeller spent a total of $10.5 million toward land acquisitions and church construction. Benefactor Riverside Church, NYC New York City
1931/00/00 The Wakefield Association receives a grant from John D Rockefeller Jr to buys 394 acres (1.59 km2) of land and donate it to the Federal government. Benefactor George Washington Birthplace National Monument Colonial Beach
1933/00/00 John D Rockefeller donates 700 acres of the Palisades' plateau to preserve the view from The Cloisters Benefactor Palisades Interstate Park Alpine
1933/00/00 John D Rockefeller donates 700 acres of the Palisades' plateau to preserve the view from The Cloisters Benefactor Palisades Interstate Park Fort Lee
1933/00/00 John D Rockefeller donates 700 acres of the Palisades' plateau to preserve the view from The Cloisters Benefactor Palisades Interstate Park Palisades
1933/00/00 John D Rockefeller donates 700 acres of the Palisades' plateau to preserve the view from The Cloisters Benefactor Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters New York City
1937/04/00 The Williamsburg Inn, conceived and built by John D Rockefeller Jr, opens Developer Williamsburg Inn Williamsburg
1945/00/00 Through the Sealantic Fund, John D Rockefeller buys Sunnyside from Louis Irving for historic preservation. Benefactor Sunnyside Greenburgh, NY
1947/00/00 John D Rockefeller Jr donates the X City site to the United Nations. Benefactor Headquarters of the United Nations New York City
1949/12/16 John D Rockefeller donates 35000 acres (142 sqkm) of land to the National Park Service Benefactor Grand Teton National Park Wyoming
1952/00/00 John D Rockefeller Jr donates $100,000 for purchase of Linville Falls Benefactor Linville Falls Linville Falls, NC
1955/00/00 Jackson Lake Lodge opens, design process began in 1950 Developer Jackson Lake Lodge Grand Teton National Park
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