Companies Companies Founded in 1854

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List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1854; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Beacon Press is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in 1854
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Beacon Press

Beacon Press is an American non-profit book publisher. Founded in 1854 by the American Unitarian Association, it is currently a department of the Unitarian Universalist Association. ...more on Wikipedia

Carson's is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in 1854
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Carson Pirie Scott & Co., or Carson's, is a chain of department stores that have been in business for over 150 years. Their product price points are targeted to the moderate-to-upscale shopper. The majority of the stores are located in the Chicago metropolitan area, with over 40 stores under the nameplate. Stores are also operated in parts of Indiana including northwest Indiana, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne, along with Michigan. The Carson Pirie Scott name is strongly associated with the historic Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Building designed by Louis Sullivan, built in 1899 for the retail firm Schlesinger & Mayer, and expanded and sold to Carson Pirie Scott in 1904. The building, ...more on Wikipedia

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Dierbergs Markets is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in 1854
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Dierbergs is a supermarket chain based in Chesterfield, Missouri that, along with Schnucks, dominates the St. Louis grocery marketplace. Operating 25 stores in both Missouri and Illinois, the company can trace its history back to 1854, when a general merchant exchange opened on Olive Street Road, slightly east of where Interstate 270 crosses Olive today. It has more than 5,000 employees, making it one of the top 25 largest employers in the St. Louis area. Dierberg's Florist & Gifts ranks as the number one FTD florist in St. Louis, number one in Missouri and number nine out of 20,000 FTD florists throughout the United States. ...more on Wikipedia

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Hanley Economic Building Society

The Hanley Economic Building Society is a UK building society, which has its head office in Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. It is the 32nd largest in the United Kingdom based on total assets of £363 million as at 31 August 2008. It is a member of the Building Societies Association. ...more on Wikipedia