George Mortimer Pullman   March 3, 1831 – October 19, 1897 Engineer and industrialist; he designed and manufactured the Pullman sleeping car and founded a company town called Pullman, which was occupied by the workers who man-ufactured his sleeping car.  His Pullman Company also hired African-American men to staff the Pullman cars. "Pullman Porters", as they became known, were widely respected and provided elite service to their patrons. Pullman's home in   Long Branch was on Ocean Avenue, between Cedar and Park Avenues.

 

George W. Childs  May 12, 1829 -  February 3. 1894

was a publisher and co owner with Anthony Drexel, of the Philadelphia Public LedgerThe Ledger became one of the most influential journals in the country and was considered, at the time, "...the finest newspaper office in the country."  Child's home in Long Branch was between the Pullman and President Grant cottages.

 

 

Anthony Drexel  September 13, 1826 — June 30, 1893

was a financier, co owner or the Philadelphia Public Ledger.   He was also the founder of Drexel, Morgan & Co (later J.P. Morgan & Co. who began as Drexel’s junior partner).  He is also the founder of Drexel University.  Drexel's home in Long Branch was next to the Howland Hotel, south of Cedar Ave.