Person    | Male  Born 1864  Died 1918

Gustavus Loehr

Categories: Community / Clubs, Engineering

Countries: USA

Mining engineer and co-founder of Rotary International. Born in Carlinville, Illinois. He moved to Chicago, where he met Paul Harris, Silvester Schiele and Hiram Shorey, and on the 23rd February 1905, hosted the first Rotary meeting.

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Gustavus Loehr

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Rotary Armillary

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Band of Mercy

Band of Mercy

Locally led organisations aimed at teaching young people about kindness to animals. They also worked to prevent cruelty to animals. Founded by Catherine Smithies as a furtherance of the temperance ...

Group, Animals, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Albergo del Pellegrino

Albergo del Pellegrino

This building was used as a hotel, 'The Pilgrim' until about 1930.  It was demolished following WW2 bomb damage.  The photo shows the east side and Byron's window was on the first floor, fourth fro...

Building, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Kensington Society

Kensington Society

"The objects of The Kensington Society are to preserve and improve the amenities of Kensington for the public benefit by stimulating interest in its history and records, promoting good architecture...

Group, Community / Clubs, Gardens / Agriculture, History

5 memorials
Unison

Unison

The second largest trade union in the UK, formed from the merger of the COHSE, NALGO and NUPE unions. Its members work in the public services, for private contractors who provide public services an...

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial