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  1. Tom Maher - Kirkwood says:

    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:

    A fascinating bio, including a drawing of him and a view of the HUGE stove works of Mr. Bridge:
    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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