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Died: 1810

James Potter was a master builder from the Southwark section of the city elected to The Carpenters' Company prior to the date of extant Company records of the 1760s; he is first recorded as present at a meeting in 1769. He was an "encourager" to the Philadelphia edition of Abraham Swan, The British Architect (1775), the first architectural book published in America.

Written by Roger W. Moss.

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  • Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia

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