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John P. B. Sinkler

John P. B. Sinkler, American architect. Fellow American Institute Architects, Franklin Institute; member Phi Kappa Sigma.


  • Sinkler, John P. B. was born on September 10, 1875 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Wharton and Ella (Brock) Sinkler.

  • Education

    • Graduate Episcopal Academy, De Lancey School, Philadelphia. Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1898.


    • June 11, 1917; children—Mary D., John P.B., Ella Brock. Began practice at Philadelphia, 1902. Member Bissell & Sinkler, 1906-1932.

      Firm architects for Confederate Memorial Institute, Richmond, Virginia. Abingdon (Pennsylvania) Memorial Hospital. Sun Hill Village, Chester, Pennsylvania.

      Noreg Village, Gloucester. New Jersey; Germantown Municipal Building, Chestnut St. Pier, Girard Municipal Piers 3 and 5, all of Philadelphia City architect, Philadelphia, 1920-1924, director of city architecture, 1932-1935. Secretary Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment, 1933-1935.

      Trustee Naomi Wood Collection of Colonial Antiques, Woodford Mansion, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Fellow American Institute Architects, Franklin Institute. Member Phi Kappa Sigma.


    • Married Mary P. Gadsden. Children: Mary D., John P.B., Ella Brock.
    • father: Wharton Sinkler
    • mother: Ella (Brock) Sinkler
    • spouse: Mary P. Gadsden.
    • children: Mary D. Sinkler
    • John P.B. Sinkler
    • Ella Brock Sinkler
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    Born September 10, 1875
    Died February 10, 1959
    (aged 83)