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(1904 - 1975)

Philip Grove resided in Pelham, first at 96 Cliff Avenue and later at 629 Ely Avenue.  A gradute of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Philip Harvey Grove started and built one of the world's largest construction firms, Grove Enterprises, a conglomerate of firms that included Grove Shepherd Wilson & Kruge, Inc. (organized and existing as New York, Delware and California corporations), a U.S. domestic construction firm, MacLean Grove & Company, Inc. and an international construction firm, Grove International Corporation.
Among the firms projects were:
Clark Ground Force and Air Force Base, Phlippines (1946-49); Corinth Canal port reconstruction and rehabilitation, Peraeus, Volos, Salonica & Corinth, Greece (1947-48); Radio Station, Tangier, Morocco (1949-50); Ladd Air Force Base Hospital (1950-52), Airman's Dormitories (1954-56), Enlisted Men's Barracks (1955-57) and miscellaneous buildings (1955-57), Fairbanks Alaska; Naval Air Base & Communications Center, Port Lyautey, French Morocco (1951-53); Naval Air Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (1951-53);  Elmendorf Air Force Base Dormitories, Anchorage, Alaska (1952-53); Radio Station, Bagulo and San Fernando, Philippines (1952-53); Radio Station and Housing, Onna and Okuma, Okinawa (1953-54);  Naval Station and Communications Facilities, Argentia, Newfoundland (1955-57); Air Force Facilities, Ankara, Turkey (1957-59); National University, Kabul, Afghanistan (1960-66); Missile Complex, Izmir, Turkey (1960-62).
U.S. Domestic:
Military Installations in Fort Dix, New Jersey (1941), Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont (1941), Westover Field Massachusetts (1941), Columbus, Indiana (1942), Hopkinsville, Kentucky (1943) and Seymour, Indiana (1943); Atomic Energy Facilities, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (1944); Gymnasium at U.S. Military Academy, Westpoint, New York (1946); Steam generating plants in Cherry Point, North Carolina (1945 & 1947) and New York, New York (1949); the Marine Stadium, Jones Beach, Long Island, New York (1950); Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Staten Island, New York (1950); the TWA Air Terminal at JFK Airport (1958-61); and the TWA Air Terminal at LaGuardia Airport (1964).
Heavy Construction Projects:
New England Thruway (I-95), thrree-mile stretch with thirteen steel and concrete bridges, New Rochelle, New York (1954-57); Lincoln Tunnel, third tube under Hudson River, New York, New York (1953-56); Sewage tunnel under Rhine River, Duesseldorf, Germany (1957-59); New York City Subway Tunnel, Sixth Avenue, New York, New York (1961-65); San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District ("BART") Oakland compressed air tunnels and Market Street Subway, California (1966-70).

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