Chamberlin, Richard



Chamberlin, Richard


Richard Chamberlain was a master builder elected a member of The Carpenters' Company in 1796. He served as a Warden of the company from 1810-1812. Richard lived on Coates Alley for most of his professional career. In 1791, he was listed at 15 Coates Alley. By 1805, he was listed at 35 Coates Alley. Coates Alley ran East and West from Front to Second street between Vine and Sassafras. In 1818, his residence changed to 246 North Third street where he continued to live until his death in 1824.

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

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Office Held

Warden, 1810-12

Business Address

15 Coats Alley (1791) (Prime)


NW corner 2nd St. and Drinkers Alley
between Sassafras and Mulberry


Tatman & Moss Bio Dictionary Phila. Architects page 139. A master builder elected a member of the Carpenters' Company in 1796. See Selected Bibliography in Tatman & Moss Bio Dictionary Phila. Architects. -------------- Prime Directory: Listed as house carpenter, 15 Coats Alley (1791, 1799 suppl.). Also N. Front St. (1795-96). -------------- City Directory - 1805 - Richard, carpenter, 35 Coates Alley. 1810 - Richard Chamberlane (sic.), carpenter, 35 Coates Alley. 1820 - Richard, carpenter, 246 N. 3rd -------------- Letter in member file from F. Spencer Roach to John Chamberlin concerning where to research family members who belonged to The Company. --------------- City Records D.S.B. book #339. Claim filed January 9, 1822; satisfied October 21, 1825 (signed by John Chamberlin, executor of estate of Richard Chamberlin.) Richard Chamberlin vs. Nicholas Petit. Claim $700 against a three story brick house situated and erected upon a lot on the northeast corner of 2nd street and Drinkers alley between Sassafras and Mulberry street for carpenters work done. (See entry for same building under William Randolph, for lumber) ----------------- Managing Committee Minutes-1796-7-80 Richard Chamberlin elected.

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