McClister, Francis



McClister, Francis


Francis McClester was a master builder elected to The Carpenters' Company in 1785, but was never an active member. He was proposed by Robert Allison. In 1779 following the recapture of Philadelphia from the British, McClester was provided materials to build cheval de frise for future defense against the British military. Francis McClester was listed in the 1783 tax lists as a carpenter living in the Dock Ward and for the supply tax he was taxed at 1 pound, 2 shillings and 6 pence. In the 1785 directory, he resided on South st. between 2nd and 3rd st.

Biography from Philadelphia Architects and Builders, a project of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Written by Thomas Stokes and Roger W. Moss. 

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South St. bet. 2nd & 3rd Sts. (1785) (Prime)


Tatman & Moss Bio Dictionary Phila. Architects page 514. (Also spelled McClester). A master builder elected to The Company in 1785, but he was never an active member. See Selected Bibliography in Tatman & Moss Bio Dictionary Phila. Architects. ------------------- Managing Committee Minutes-1785-3-86, 92 Robert Allison proposed Francis McClister; Francis McClister elected.

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