William C Sharpless

  • American


William C Sharpless was a partner in Sharpless and Watts, notable agents and importers of fine tile. Headquartered in Philadelphia they had a showroom at 1522 Chestnut St (demolished) and a factory at 1520-22 Sansom Street (demolished). Sharpless and Watts also arranged and installed interior tile designs for many banking and commercial buildings in Philedelphia's Center City. - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1876/07/00 Sharpless and Watts win a Medal for Progress at Philadelphia Centennial. Exhibitor Memorial Hall Philadelphia, PA Centennial Exposition
1885/09/15 Sharpless and Watt win a Silver and a Diploma from the Franklin Institute for their display at the Novelties Exhibition, Philadelphia, which open 15 September 1885. Work Philadelphia History Museum Philadelphia, PA
1886/00/00 Sharpless House is built with Wissahickon schist in the Queen Anne-style for William Sharpless, a tile importer. It features Sharpless and Watts tiles on the interior, decorative quoining, gable and hipped rooflines and terra cotta details. Home William C Sharpless House Philadelphia, PA
1902/00/00 Sharpless and Watts lay ceramic-tile floors and install a 5'-high classical motif glazed-tile wainscot in the Grand Banqueting Hall of the Philadelphia Masonic Temple. Work Masonic Temple Philadelphia, PA
1927/00/00 Drexel and Company Building is completed with tiling by Sharpless and Watt and iron work from Samual Yellin. It remains a memorial to E T Stotesbury who was know for his luxurious living and working environs. Work Drexel and Company Building Philadelphia, PA
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