Campbell, James A.



Campbell, James A.


James A. Campbell was a master builder elected to the Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia in 1832. Campbell served the Company extensively: first as Secretary (1854-1856), Vice President (1857-1859), President (1860-1862) and Treasurer (1874-1880). He also served on the Book Prices Committee (1850-1870) and the Managing Committee (1868-1870). James A. Campbell was listed in the 1826 City Directory at 156 Cedar street. In 1840, Campbell was listed at the NW corner of 8th and Fitzwater street.

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

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Office Held

President, 1860-62
Secretary, 1854-56
Treasurer, 1874-80
Vice President, 1857-59

Committee Membership

Book Prices Committee, 1850-70
Managing Committee, 1868-70

Business Address

156 Cedar St. (CD) (1830)


north side McDuffy between Schykil 3rd & 4th Sts.


Transactions of APS, Vol. 43, Part I (1953) Article by Charles E. Peterson Mr. Campbell shown as participating in insurance survey with Daniel R. Knight, dated October 22, 1888. Death date in this record, however, is 1880. ------------------- City Directory - 1824 - James, carpenter, 9th below Lombard City Directory - 1826, 30 - James A. Campbell, house carpenter, 156 Cedar. 1835 - James A., house carpenter, 315 Cedar. 1840 - James A., carpenter, NW corner, 8th & Fitzwater. 1845 - James A., Alderman, NW 8th & Fitzwater. 1850 - James, A. house carpenter, NW 8th & Fitzwater. 1854 - James A., measurer, NW corner 8th & Fitzwater ------------------- Carpenters' Co. Minutes-1904-376 Application for relief of Mary Campbell. ------------------- City Records D.S.B. book#349; filed February 16,1835; satisfied May 18, 1836 James A. Campbell vs. Wiliam Moore. Claim for $175.30 against three 3-story brick buildings situate on the north side of McDuffy street between Schuylkill 3d and 4th streets, being for carpenters work done on said buildings.