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Philadelphia Jewish Wrought Iron Worker Awarded $10,000 Prize

February 14, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The Edward Box prize of $10,000, awarded annually to the person serving the best interests of Philadelphia, was given to Samuel Yellin, master wrought iron worker.

Mr. Yellin has constructed most of the famous gates in America, including the gates of the Federal Reserve Bank here, the Cunard Building in New York, the Harkness Memorial at Yale University, the Packard Building in Philadelphia, the entrance to the Pierpont Morgan Estate and the gates of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in New York. He has won numerous honors, among them the gold medal of the American Institute of Architects. He established a wrought iron department at the School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia. Mr. Yellin is thirty-nine years old. He came to America from Russia at the age of seventeen.

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