Adolph, John



Adolph, John


John Adolph was a master builder who was elected to The Carpenters' Company in 1796.

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

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Office Held

Warden, 1813-15

Business Address

376 North 2nd St. (1791, 1800) Prime


2nd Street above Brown
Cherry Street in kensington, near burial ground


Tatman & Moss Bio Dictionary Phila. Architects page 7. John Adolph was a master builder who was elected to the Carpenters' Company in 1796. See Selected Bibliography in Tatman & Moss Bio Dictionary Phila. Architects. ------------------------ City Directory - 1810 - John, carpenter, corner of St. John & Green. 1814 - John, carpenter and grocer, corner St. John & Green. 1820 - John, carpenter, corner St. John & Green 1824 - John, carpenter, 172 St. John City Directory - 1840 - John Adaulph (sic.), carpenter, 176 St. John's. Also, G. Adaulph, carpenter, 181 St. John's. ------------------------ City Records D.S.B. book # 335 (I forgot to record filing date; sorry; but it was mid-1811) No record of having been satisfied. John Adolph vs. William R. Pritchett. Claim for $200 filed against a certain house situate in east northern liberties (carpenters work for said house.) ------------------------- City Records D.S.B. book #335; filed October 22, 1812; satisfied October 19, 1816 John Adolph vs.Ezra Brown estate. Claim for $239.92 filed against the estate of Ezra Brown situte on the east side of Second above Brown street in the Northern Liberties. ------------------------ City Records D.S.B. book #341; filed July 12, 1823; satisfied June 2, 1828 (with his signature) John Adolph vs. _________ Reaber/widow. Claim for $100.94 against a certain house situate in Kensington in Cherry street on the south side thereof about 300 feet from front road adjoining the burial ground, for carpenters work done and materials furnished. ----------------------- Managing Committee Minutes-1790-7-79 John Adolph elected. Managing Committee Minutes-1830-18-378 John Adolph applied for a certificate to measure and value carpenters' work which in his absence was granted.

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