Coles, William



Coles, William


William Coles was elected to the Carpenters’ Company of Philadelphia in 1803. In 1810, he resided at 145 N. 8th street. By 1824, he had moved to 237 Race street. He again moved to 207 Sassafras street sometime between 1824 and 1827. In 1820, Coleman made an application to the Company for a loan of $250 to “relieve him from the embarrassment under which he now labors.”

Biography from the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings site, a project of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Written by Tom Stokes

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207 Sassafras (CD) (1830)


Managing Committee Minutes-1803-9-36 William Coles elected. Managing Committee Minutes-1820-18-4, 8 Application was made by William Coles for the loan of $250 to relieve him from the embarrassment under which he now labors. In favor of John Gilder for $119.61 for the use of William Coles so much loaned him. Managing Committee Minutes-1826-18-233 On motion: that an order be drawn in favor of William Coles for $50 as a loan for four months on his application note. --------------------- City Directory - 1810 - William, carpenter, 145 N. 8th 1814 - William, carpenter, 152 N. 8th. 1820 - William, carpenter etc., 45 S. 2nd. 1824 - William, carpenter, 237 Race 1826 - William, house carpenter, Hartung's Alley; dwelling 207 Sassafras City Directory - 1830, 35 - William Coles, carpenter, 207 Sassafras St.