Flickwir, David Henry



Flickwir, David Henry


David Henry Flickwir was a master builder elected to the Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia in 1824. His father, David Flickwir had also been a member of the Company until his death in 1813. David H. Flickwir served nearly every office the Company had to offer. Besides being a near constant presence on the Managing Committee from the 1830s to the 1870s, he served on the Book Prices Committee, as Warden, Secretary, Vice President and eventually President for the years 1854-1856. Primarily listed as a carpenter, was listed at 24 German street and then 163 South Third street in the City Directories. He died in 1881.

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

Member Number


Last Name


First Name


Middle Name


Birth Date


Deceased Date



David Henry


David H.

Date Elected


Office Held

President, 1854-56
Secretary, 1835-38
Vice President, 1851-53
Warden, 1829-31

Committee Membership

Book Prices Committee, 1844-58
Managing Committee, 1832-34,39-41,43-45,47-49,61-63,65-67,71-73,76-78

Business Address

24 German St. (CD) (1830)


Donna Rilling's speech to Carpenters' Company Mentions Flickwir as surveyor of numerous properties for Franklin Fire Insurance Company. --------------------- City Directory - 1830 - Henry Flickwir, house carpenter, 24 German. widow Rebecca, gentlewoman, 24 German. (possibly widow of David H.) 1835 - Henry, carpenter, 24 German 1840 - Joseph W. (son ?), carpenter, 24 German. 1845 - D. Henry, carpenter, 163 S. 3rd; also Jeremiah W., carpenter, 34 Lombard; Joseph W., carpenter, 24 German. 1850 - D. Henry, carpenter, 163 S. 3rd. 1854 - D. Henry, builder, Front below Almond; house 160 S. 3rd