Master carpenter and architect William Eyre appears in the Philadelphia city directories from 1829 to 1884. In 1833-35 and 1868 he is formally noted as an architect. He was also a member of The Carpenters' Company, having attained membership in 1851 and was the son of Isaac Eyre, III and Eleanor (Cooper) Eyre. His papers, including journals, etc., as well as those of his father have been deposited in the Friends' Historical Collection at Swarthmore College.
Written by Roger W. Moss.
1827; D. 1871
Elizabeth Ann Davies
Isaac Preston, Edward Davies, Anna Rebecca
Elizabeth Davies Eyre Sisson, granddaughter
Mrs. Henry C. Patterson
Vice President, 1881-83
Book Prices Committee, 1872-86
Library Committee, 1854-56,74-77,79-81
Managing Committee, 1866,70-72,74-76
cor. Arch & Schuylkill 8th St. (CD) (1835)
Tatman & Moss Bio Dictionary Phila. Architects page 253. Master carpenter and architect, William Eyre, the son of Isaac Eyre, III, and Eleanor (Cooper) Eyre, appears in the Philadelphia city directories from 1829 to 1884. In 1833-35 and 1868 he is formally listed as an architect. He was also a member of The Carpenters' Company, having been elected in 1851. His papers, including journals, etc., as well as those of his father, have been deposited in the Friends' Historical Collection at Swarthmore College. ----------------- City Directory - 1835 - William, architect and builder, corner of Arch and Schuylkill 8th st. 1840, 45 - William, carpenter, Barker above Schuylkill 6th; house 27 N. Schuylkill 8th. 1850 - William, carpenter, Schuylkill 8th near Mulberry. 1854 - William, carpenter, 29 N. 15th. ----------------- In member files: Letter written by eldest granddaughter of Mr. Eyre, Elizabeth Davies Eyre Sisson, recalling her grandfather. Also letter from Mr. Fowler of Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College regarding microfilming of his extensive diaries (1840-1878) and copy of a few pages of diary. Ruth O'Brien says Hall has a copy of the Swarthmore microflm, somewhere. ------------------ City Records D.C. Liens book #405; claim filed August 6, 1855; satisfied September 12, 1856 William Eyre vs. The Philadelphia City Institute, owners, and Walter Allison, William Webster, Edwin Greble, William H. French & Robert Scott, contractors. Claim for $2,427.31 for carpenters work against brick building situate on the northeast corner of 18th & Chestnut streets, the building 44 feet front on Chestnut street and in depth on 18th street 123 feet, 2 stories high from the front on Chestnut street to the distance of 75 feet in depth and the residue of the said building being 3 stories high and lot of ground the same front and depth.