Edna Tuttleman Dies at 92

(The woman with her name on everything.)

Merion Philanthropist Edna Tuttleman died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 92. If that name sounds familiar, peruse this list of buildings on which it appears.

Due to Mrs. Tuttleman’s largesse, her name appears on many buildings in the Philadelphia area, including the Tuttleman IMAX Theatre at the Franklin Institute, Tuttleman Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Tuttleman Learning Center and Tuttleman Counseling Center at Temple University, Tuttleman Library at Gratz College, Tuttleman Chapel at Temple Adath Israel, and many others.

Tuttleman was Temple University’s first female student body president, and later worked as a code-breaker for the government during the second world war. [Inquirer]


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