Rubincam, Jonathan



Rubincam, Jonathan


Jonathan Rubincam was a master builder of Philadelphia during the 19th century. Born in 1781, he was elected to the Carpenters' Company late in life in 1852. In 1850, Rubicam lived on Wallace street below 11th street and by 1854, he moved to 325 Wood street, his last residence. Although spelled slightly different and elected later, Jonathan Rubincam was likely the father of Company member Charles A. Rubicam (elected in 1844). Charles A. is named Jonathan's executor in his will dated 1864 and proven in 1866 following Jonathan's death.

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

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156 Cherry St. (CD) (1835)


City Records D.S.B. book #345; filed December 28, 1831; satisfied with judgment (with Rubicam's signature) Jonathan Rubicam vs. Allen Robinett & Benjamin Hagner under the firm of Robinett & Co. Claim for $4482.10 against a certain three story brick building situate on the west side of North 10th street above Arch street, commencing at the distance of 36 feet south from the south side of Cherry street, being about 18 feet front on said 10th street & running west from said 10th street about 80 feet more or less, being for work and materials furnished. ------------------- City Directory - 1824 - Jonathan, carpenter, 36 Palmyra City Directory - 1835 - Jonathan Rubicam (sic.), house carpenter, 156 Cherry. 1845 - Jonathan, carpenter, 13th below Green. 1850 - Jonathan, carpenter, Wallace below 11th. (still shows "Rubincam" in directory) 1854 - Jonathan, carpenter, 325 Wood.