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Adeline Moses Loeb

Adeline Moses Loeb died just a few months before the opening of the Central Park boathouse she had helped create. When her father’s business failed in the 1890s, Loeb taught piano and worked as a typist to support the family before marrying Carl M. Loeb, a wealthy industrial executive and investment banker, in 1896. Never forgetting the hard times she had endured, Loeb remained dedicated to both direct service and philanthropy. During WWI, she taught volunteers to prepare medical supplies and relief packages. She sewed for the blind and served on the board of the New York Guild for the Jewish Blind. She also supported the Federation for Jewish Philanthropies and other charities. In an effort to enrich Central Park’s offerings to the public, the Loebs funded construction of a boathouse that opened in 1954 and remains one of the park’s treasures. 

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Adeline Moses Loeb
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Fundraiser and philanthropist Adeline Moses Loeb.

Courtesy of Ambassador John Langeloth Loeb, Jr.

Date of Birth
February 11, 1876
Place of Birth
Montgomery, Alabama
Date of Death
November 28, 1953

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Adeline Moses Loeb." (Viewed on February 17, 2019) <>.


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