Wills, Joseph C.



Wills, Joseph C.


Joseph Wills was a master builder elected to the Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia in 1836. He served as a Warden of the Company from 1840-1842. Wills built or worked on the Western Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.In 1845 he lived on 13th street above Poplar street. Joseph Wills died in 1860.

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

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Warden, 1840-42

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13th above Poplar (CD) (1845)


City Records D.C. Liens; filed January 24, 1840; satisfied February 10, 1840 Joseph C. Wills vs. The Western Presbyterian Church in the City of Phiadelphia. Claim for $1455 against all that certain brick building known as the Western Presbyterian Church situate on the S.W. corner of Schuylkill 6th and Filbert streets, for carpenter work done. -------------------- City Records D.C. Liens book #402; filed May 7, 1846; satisfied with judgment Joseph C. Wills vs. Peter Beglin. Claim for $225 for work and labour done & materials furnished against a 3-story brick dwelling house and 2-story brick kitchen adjoining thereto & lot of ground whereon the same are erected situate on the east side of the Ridge road at the distance of 99 feet 7 7/8 inches south from the south side of Schuylkill 8th street in the District of Spring Garden. -------------------- City Directory - 1845 - J.G. (sic.), carpenter, 13th above Poplar. 1850 - Joseph G., carpenter, Poplar above 11th.

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