Chandlee, George



Chandlee, George


Born in 1801, George Chandlee was a master builder elected to the Carpenters' Company in 1852. Like many other Carpenter Company members, Chandlee was a member of the Religious Society of Friends. According to Quaker records, Chandlee's family had a tendency to move, a common practice among Quakers. A birthright member of Sandy Spring Quaker meeting in Montgomery County, Maryland Chandlee's family moved north and became a part of Chester Monthly meeting. In 1816, his parents were granted an introduction and endorsement from their Quaker meeting in Chester to their new community in Mount Holly New Jersey when George was 15. Reaching adulthood, George Chandlee moved to Philadelphia likely to practice his trade as a house carpenter/ master builder. According to the 1854 Directory, Chandlee was a carpenter with Sheaff alley as his business address and 16th street below Rittenhouse as his home address. He died in 1865 and was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting.

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

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Sheaff Alley (CD) (1854)


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City Directory - 1854 - George, carpenter, Sheaff Alley; house 16th below Rittenhouse.