Julius Rosenwald

  • American

The Peddler's Son

Buisnessman, philanthropist - The Peddler's Son who grew up to build Sears, Roebuck & Company into a major retailer. - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Organization From To
Founder Rosenwald Fund School Plan
Vice President and Treasurer, President, Chairman of the board, Owner Sears, Roebuck and Co 1895 1908


Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1904/00/00 Julius Rosenwald is so pleased with Nimmons's residential design skills that he decides that Nimmons and Fellows will design all future Sears, Roebuck and Co buildings. Work Rosenwald Residence, Chicago Chicago
1911/05/00 Julius Rosenwald and Booker T Washington meet at the Blackstone Hotel, leading to creation of The Rosenwald Fund. Benefactor Renaissance Blackstone Hotel Chicago
1913/06/00 The Wabash Avenue Department of the YMCA of Chicago, designated to serve Chicago's African American men, is dedicated, having been constructed through a combination of Rosenwald's gift and funds raised in the African American community. Benefactor Wabash Avenue YMCA Chicago
1916/00/00 Funded by Rosenwald and other fund raising, the YMCA Hotel opens to serve a membership of 30,000. That year the YMCA included 7 city departments, 6 railroad departments, 12 students associations, 3 community departments, 1 boys club and the hotel. Benefactor YMCA Hotel Chicago
1917/11/01 The Rosenwald Fund established in Illinois by Julius Rosenwald. Benefactor
1929/00/00 Michigan Boulevard Garden Apartments built Benefactor Rosenwald Apartment Building Chicago
1933/00/00 Opens as the Museum of Science and Industry, interior remodled in Art Moderne style Benefactor Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
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