Day, George



Day, George


George Day was a master builder elected to the Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia in 1833. Day was a Company Warden from 1868-1870 and served on the Managing Committee from 1871-1873. He lived on Marlborough street near Queen street. According to Carpenters' Company records, Day did much of his carpentry work near his residence in the neighborhood of Fishtown.

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

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First Name


Deceased Date


Date Elected


Office Held

Warden, 1868-70

Committee Membership

Managing Committee, 1871-73

Business Address

Marlboro below Bedford (CD) (1830)


Carpenters' Co. Minutes-1876-304 George Day placed on list of annuitants ----------------------- City Directory - 1830, 35 - George Day, carpenter, Marlboro below Bedford. 1840 - George, carpenter, Marlborough near Queen. Also, listing for George Day, carpenter, Queen near Hanover, Kensington. (Seems like same man). 1854 - George, carpenter,Hanover below Frankford ave. ----------------------- City Records D.S.B. #345; filed August 29, 1832; satisfied January 16, 1833 (with his signature) George Day vs. John Tees, Jr. Claim forr $1202.71 against a certain two story brick house17 1/2 feet front by 31 feet deep situate on the southwest side of Marlborough street in East Kensington on ground granted Jno. Manderson to said John Tees on ground rent bounded on the northwest & southeast by ground of said Manderson on the northeast by ground of Saml. Lehman on the northwest by Marlborough street , for carpenters work done. -------------------- City Records D.S.B. book#347; Four claims against the same owner and for the same amounts filed January 6, 1834; satisfied Januay 13, 1835 (with his signature) Geoge Day vs. Frederick Rotan. Claim for $675 against a certain two story brick building situate on the easterly side of Palmer street at a distance of about 42 feet southerly from the corner of Duke street toward Prince street , being in front on said Palmer street 15 feet and in depth 15 feet with 2 story brick building back 12 feet by 14 feet in the District of Kensington for materials and work on brick building above. ------------------- City Records D.C. Liens book #400; two claimsfiled May 29, 1841; satisfied July 21, 1843 (with his signature) George Day vs. George W. Vaughan. Claim for $772.30 for work done as a carpenter and lumber furnished against a 3-story brick messuage or tenement situate in theDistrict of Kensington at the southeasterly corner of Queen street and Shackamaxon street containing in front on said Queen street 16 feet and in depth about 50 feet. Claim for $207.50 for carpenters work and lumber against a 3-story brick messuage or tenement situate in the District of Kensington on the east side of the Frankford road at the distance of 253 feet from Queen street in a northerly direction.

Grantor Records Notes

Many transctions listed, often 2 to 6 in a sequence.