George Myers - St George's Road, Southwark, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 51° 29.859 W 000° 06.505
30U E 700703 N 5709132
Quick Description: A blue plaque to George Myers can be seen in Southwark, London.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/14/2010 7:52:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM9FM0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 4

Long Description:
This famous fellow has a blue plaque here to commemorate his home. Wikipedia describes his life:

'George Myers (1803-1875) was an English builder, best known for his work with the architect and designer Augustus Pugin.

Myers was born in 1803 in Kingston-upon-Hull. He first met Pugin in 1827 while working as an apprentice to the Master Mason of Beverley Minster, William Comins. Myers completed his apprenticeship in 1829, and returned to Kingston-upon-Hull where he set up as a builder, specialising in factories, mills and terraced housing, with his business partner Richard Wilson. In 1837, Pugin commissioned them to build St Mary's Catholic Church in Derby for him.

Myers followed Pugin to London, settling in St George's Road, Southwark in 1842. From here he executed many important commissions for Pugin, including Newcastle, Birmingham, Nottingham and Southwark cathedrals. He also worked for many other architects, and it has been estimated that he built on average three churches a year.

In 1853, after the death of his eldest daughter the previous October, Myers moved to Montague House, Clapham Road, Lambeth. Myers retired in 1874. In March 1874 Myers suffered a serious stroke. He died of exhaustion on 25 January 1875, and was buried at West Norwood Cemetery. His business had passed to his sons on his retirement, but it was already running down, and finally ceased trading in 1876.

Myers is commemorated by a blue plaque at his home in 131 St George's Road.'
Blue Plaque managing agency: English Heritage

Individual Recognized: George Myers

Physical Address:
131 St George's Road
Southwark
London, United Kingdom
SE1


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