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William Strickland

architect , engineer

William Strickland, American architect, engineer. member American Philos.

Background

Strickland, William was born in 1787 in Philadelphia, circa. Son of John Strickland. Designed Masonic Temple (his 1st major building), Philadelphia (socalled Gothic), 1810, also Custom House (1st in the United States), Philadelphia, 1819, Bank of the United States, 1824, Merchants.

Exchange, Philadelphia, 1834, New Chestnut St. Theatre, Philadelphia, United States Mint, 1829.

Career

Made survey for a railroad between Wilmington, Del.

Works

  • Author: Tomb of Washington at Mount Vernon (report), 1840.

Membership

Member American Philos.

Connections

father:
John Strickland. Designed Masonic Temple Strickland