The HUB

Hubbell Philanthropy

Posted by Rick Tollakson on Aug 21, 2016 2:00:00 PM

For 160 years, the Hubbell name has stood for community advocacy and real estate in central Iowa. Our founder, F.M. Hubbell, recognized the needs of a growing city and worked tirelessly to develop and grow Des Moines. To facilitate transportation, he helped to establish Des Moines’ first street railway; when it became clear that private wells would not be able to serve the city’s growing population, he helped to found [what is now known as] Des Moines Water Works; and leading a group of 12investors, he incorporated Equitable Life Insurance, the first life insurance company west of the Mississippi!

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Topics: Philanthropy, Hubbell Realty