Frank Frick papers
- Frick, Frank, 1828-1910 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Frank Frick was born in 1828 and graduated with honors from St. Mary’s College in Baltimore in 1845. He began his career as a member of the firm of Frick and Ball in 1850. 1868 he partnered with the firm of C. Morton Stewart and Company, which owned its own fleet of Baltimore clippers and was involved with the sugar and coffee trade. Frick is most known for his work in reviving the sugar refinery industry in Baltimore after the collapse in 1875.
Frick was also very involved in the music culture of Baltimore and an avid member of the Philharmonic Society. He served as a member of the Peabody Institute Board of Trustees and president of the Board of Trade of Baltimore. He was also instrumental in the creation and management of Wednesday Club and the Lyric Theatre.
In Frick's later years, he traveled to Africa, Asia, and Europe. He died in 1910.