Ketcham, Benjamin



Ketcham, Benjamin

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Ms. Susan Ryder
Ms. Barbara Zenner

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Business Address

No. 740 Coats St., Philadelphia, PA


1346 N. Broad St., corner of Master.; renovations &
additions to house 1880 (demolished)


Listed among signers of 1891 charter of The Master Builders and Carpenters, parent organization of the G.B.C.A. Address listed as 1029 Brown St. ------------------- City Directory - 1854 - Benjamin, carpenter, 236 Callowhill. Bus. Dir. (APS) 1878, pg. 164: Benjamin Ketcham, 1029 Brown, carpenter ------------------- Phila. City Directory - 1890 Ketcham B. & Sons (Benjamin, John K. & M. Levis) carpenters, 1029 Brown.. Benjamin Ketcham (B. Ketcham & Sons). Home: Thorpe Lane N. Wister, Germantown. Benjamin, Jr., plumber ------------------- Carpenters' Co. Minutes-1898-271 Relating to Mrs. Ketcham's quarterly allowance. ------------------- City Records D.C. Liens book #410; filed December 17, 1868; satisfied April 26, 1869 Benjamin Ketcham vs. Independent Red Men Hall Assoc. of Philadelphia. Claim for $45,250. for work and materials against all that certain 4-story brick building known as the Hall of the Order of Red Men, and the lot of ground appurtenant thereto situate on the southwest corner of 3rd and Brown streets, containing in front on 3rd street 85 feet and in depth along the said Brown street 105 feet. ------------------- City Records D.C. Liens book #410; filed May 15, 1869; satisfied December 17,1869 Benjamin Ketcham & Levi Koder vs. The German Evangelical Lutheran St. Johns Church. Claim for $8,676.75 for work and materials against all that certain 2-story brick building or church edifice and lot of ground whereon the same is erected situate on the northwest corner of 15th and Ogden streets, containing in front on 15th street 70 feet and in depth 100 feet. ------------------ See Stacy Reeves folder for clipping on labor demands of Carpenters' Union No. 8. ------------------ "Philadelphia Preserved," page 296 PA-1739; 1346 N. Broad St., at S.W. corner Master St. Addition and alterations to house built in 1853; James H. Windrim, architect; B. Ketcham and Son, contractors.

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