John Nisbet (architect?)

John Nisbet is not listed in the Philadelphia directories of the period. Neither does he appear in Dunlap's extensive History of the Arts of Design, nor in any of the materials commonly associated with the Chestnut Street Theatre and its management.

Since J.C. Darley, the other signatory of the drawing, was only eight to twelve years old at the time the plan and elevation of the theatre were drawn, it seems reasonable to conclude that Nisbet was the "master," Darley the apprentice.

[See John R. Wolcott, "Philadelphia's Chestnut Street Theatre: A Plan and Elevation," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, October 1971. Vol XXX, no. 3. pp. 209 - 218.]