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  1. From WashU page: “1871: Stove manufacturer and railroad president Hudson Bridge gave $100,000 in gold securities to endow the chancellorship, which was renamed the “Hudson E. Bridge Chancellorship.”

    Interesting link from the arch Museum , with stove photo: http://www.nps.gov/jeff/blogs/Pearl-Cast-Iron-Parlor-Stove.htm

    A fascinating bio, including a drawing of him and a view of the HUGE stove works of Mr. Bridge: http://stovehistory.blogspot.com/2015_01_01_archive.html
    It is actually an interesting history of stove companies in st. Louis – there were some immense complexes. I wonder if any of these buildings survive or, being near the riverfront, disappeared in the razing back around 1940 +/-?

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