Philip Phillips (businessman)

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This article is on the businessman and philanthropist from Orlando, Florida. For others with the same name, see Philip Phillips (disambiguation).

Dr. Philip Phillips (January 27, 1874 – April 18, 1959) was a prominent businessman and philanthropist who was particularly active in the Central Florida area. He earned a medical degree from Columbia University in New York. A citrus magnate, at one point he owned more than 5,000 acres (20 km2) of citrus groves before selling his industry assets in 1953. After that, he established the Dr. P. Phillips Foundation, while Dr. Phillips Inc. remained in the real estate business, particularly as run by his son, Howard Phillips.

Many places and establishments are named in his honor in Orlando, Florida area, including Dr. P. Phillips Baby Place at Winter Park Memorial Hospital, Orlando Regional Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, The Dr. Phillips House which is now a restored Historic Inn where Dr. Phillips lived, Dr. Phillips High School, the Dr. Phillips community within Orlando, and the Dr. P. Phillips Orlando Performing Arts Center, to be completed in July 2014.


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