Lippincott Building

Philadelphia 2019 WTW Tour

Lippincott Building

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States

Created By: Taylor & Francis Group


Joshua Ballinger Lippincott (1813- 86) founded the publishing company J. B. Lippincott & Co in 1836. The business began publishing Bibles and prayer books before expanding into history, biography, fiction, poetry, and gift books. The company later added almanacs, medicine and law, school textbooks, and dictionaries. Lippincott published the first textbook of nursing in the US in 1878 and the first issue of the American Journal of Nursing in 1900. The Lippincott building was also built that year. The best known text published by Lippincott today is probably the book To Kill a Mockingbird.

In 1978 the company was sold and after a series of ownership changes in the 1990s is now part of Wolters Kluwer Heath.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Philadelphia 2019 WTW Tour


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