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Architects

Myers, David

ID: 2359
Full Name: David John Myers
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: Scotland/UK/US
Birth Date: 1872-12-24
Death Date: 1939-05-09
Family: Spouse: David J. Myers married Ada G. Myers (born c. 1876) around 1900. Ada was born in England. The 1900 U.S. Census recorded "Ida G. Myers's" birthdate as 10/1871, and her entry date into the U.S. in 1899. Ada came to the U.S. c. 1900, but had not been naturalized at that time, according to the U.S. Census of 1910; the 1930 census indicated that she came to the country in 1907. As the 1900 census was taken closest to her actual immigration, it is probably the most reliable date.
Parents: Both of David J. Myers parents were Scots, his father was raised in Glasgow, Saint Mungo Parish. In 1851, he worked as a clerk to surveyors. The 04/3-4/1881 Scottish Census, indicated that David Myers, age 49, and his wife, Jane, lived in the Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, on Elmgrove Street; Rosneath was a coastal town northwest of Glasgow. David Myers worked as a "Measurer Or House Surveyor." At this time, occupants of the household included: Catherine Darroch, 28, Alexander Myers, 19, Annie Neilson Myers, 18, David Myers 49, David John Myers, 8, Emily Jackson Myers, 10, Jane Myers, 45, Jane Hunter Myers, 22, Margaret Ellen Myers, 3, Mary Crichton Myers, 13 and William Logan Myers, 3. A Washington Territorial Census of 05/20/1889 indicated that David J. Myers's father, David Myers, was born c. 1832 in Scotland; his mother was listed as "J.J. Myers" (born c. 1835, Scotland). His brothers and sisters living with the family included: Alexander, a printer, (born c. 1861, Scotland), Annie, a teacher, (born c. 1863, Scotland), Mary, a milliner, (born c. 1868 in Scotland), Emily, a dressmaker, (born c. 1871, Scotland), and William, a student, (born c. 1878, Scotland). This census made no mention of Jane Hunter Myers (who probably married and lived separately) or Margaret Ellen Myers (perhaps deceased). A WA Territorial Census of 1892, indicated his father's age as 58, his mother's as 56.
Children: One son, David R. Myers, practiced with David John Myers in the early 1930s. (See "Vacationing Abroad," Architect and Engineer, vol 111 no. 1, 10/1932, p. 68.)
Relocation: Myers moved to Seattle, WA, c. 1889, living in the city's 3rd Ward; in 1892, they had moved to Seattle's 5th Ward; David and "Ida G." Myers lived in Boston, MA, 20th Ward, as per the U.S. Census of 1900; the Myers Family lived in a rented house at 911 19th Avenue North; they lived in a rented dwelling at 1633 19th Avenue in 1920; in 1930, David and Ada G. Myers lived in a rented apartment at 1605 East Madison Street.
Biographical Information: Education: Coursework, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1896;
Work History: Office Assistant, Parkinson and Evers, Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1890; Office Assistant, John Parkinson, Architect, Seattle, WA, c. 1890; Office Assistant, Evers and Keith, Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1890; Draftsman, Clark and Thomas, Architects, Boston, MA, c. 1897-1900; Designer, McClure and Spahr, Architects, Pittsburgh, PA, c. 1900; Delineator, Saunders and Lawton, Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1905; Partner, Graham and Myers, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1905-08/1910; Principal, David J. Myers, Architect, Seattle, WA, 08/1910-1921; Partner, Schack, Young and Myers, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1921-05/1929; Principal, David J. Myers, Architect, Seattle, WA, 06/1929-05/09/1936; Myers associated with his old partner, John Graham, Sr., on the design of the Women's Dormitory (Hansee Hall) at the University of Washington, Seattle. This, according to David Rash, was Myers's last work, completed posthumously.
Teaching: Instructor, University of Washington (UW), Department of Architecture, Seattle, WA, 1917-1920;
Miscellaneous: Myers traveled on the steamer, Furnessia, from Glasgow, Scotland to New York, NY, on 04/07/1896; his final destination for this trip was Boston, MA; Myers also returned from Glasgow to Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the ship, Hesperian, 03/16/1912-03/27/1912, with his final destination, Seattle. The U.S. Census of 1900 indicated his date of arrival into the U.S. in 1889, that of his wife in 1899; in 1910,According to the U.S. Census for 1910, Myers came to the United States in 1891, and had been naturalized by 1910. According to the U.S. Census for 1930, he came to the U.S. in 1889; a David Myers, aged 16, born in Scotland, was present in Seattle according to a Washington Territorial Census of 05/20/1889; it indicated that this David Myers was a clerk.
Professional Awards: Post College: Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA).
Countries: Scotland
United Kingdom
Structures: ABC Warehouse and Transfer Warehouse, Longview, WA - (12024)
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE), Agriculture Building, Seattle, WA - 1908-1909 (5511)
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Chinese Village, Seattle, WA - 1908-1909 (11885)
Algonquin Apartment House, Seattle, WA - 1908 (8304)
Batley, W.A., House, Seattle, WA - (12022)
Chinese Baptist Church, Seattle, WA - (12005)
City of Auburn, Public Library, Carnegie Library, Auburn, WA - 1914 (8084)
City of Seattle, Civic Auditorium, Seattle, WA - 1925-1928 (5248)
Clark Hotel, Seattle, WA - 1910 (8303)
College Club #2, Seattle, WA - (11971)
Colonial Building, Longview, WA - (12025)
Columbia River Mercantile Department Store, Longview, WA - (12026)
Eldridge Buick Dealership, Seattle, WA - (11993)
Garber, B. A., House, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA - (14931)
Gelb Building, University District, Seattle, WA - (8684)
Gerber Hotel, Seattle, WA - 1909-1910 (18788)
Grand Opera House, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA - 1898-1900 (6078)
Hainsworth, William, House, Seattle, WA - 1907 (5513)
Hotel Monticello, Longview, WA - 1922-1923 (12004)
Japanese Baptist Church, Seattle, WA - (12006)
Kenney Presbyterian Home, Seattle, WA - 1907-1908 (6460)
Kenny, Samuel and Jessie, Presbyterian Home, Seattle, WA - 1910 (8302)
Lincoln, Dr. R.P., Apartment House, Seattle, WA - (6141)
Long-Bell Lumber Company Garage, Longview, WA - (12027)
Longview Company Apartment Building, 1302 21st Avenue, Longview, WA - (12028)
Longview Company Apartment Building, 1328 21st Avenue, Longview, WA - (12029)
Longview Company Office Building, Longview, WA - (12030)
Longview Master Plan, Longview, WA - 1922-1923 (11983)
Lyon Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1910 (8282)
Prosser, William F., House, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA - 1909 (14978)
Robinson Apartment House, Seattle, WA - 1910 (8301)
Saint Helens Inn, Dormitory, Longview, WA - 1922-1924 (12031)
Seattle (Bogue) Comprehensive Plan of 1911 - 1911 (8284)
Seattle Chamber of Commerce Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1924 (5178)
Sunset Motor Car Dealership, Seattle, WA - (11951)
Truax, Perry B., House, Seattle, WA - (11965)
Union Street Improvement Project, Seattle, WA - 1909 (11877)
University Baptist Church, Seattle, WA - (12007)
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Women's Dormitory - 1935-1936 (6070)
Veterans' Hall, Seattle, WA - (12023)
Westlake Hotel, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1907 (18331)
Ye College Inn, University District, Seattle, WA - 1908-1909 (8717)
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Glasgow, Scotland
UK
Architect's Death:
Seattle, WA
USA
Publications: "The Publisher' s Page", American Architect, CXXXII: 2526, 9, 08/05/1927.
"West Coast Woods Architectural Competition", American Architect, CXXXII: 2524, 18, 07/05/1927.
"Vacationing Abroad", Architect and Engineer, 111: 1, 68, 10/1932.
Croly, Herbert, "The Building of Seattle: A City of Great Architectural Promise", Architectural Record, 32: 1, 19, 07/1912.
"The Building of Seattle: A City of Great Architectural Promise", Architectural Record, 32: 1, 17, 07/1912.
Croly, Herbert, "The Building of Seattle: A City of Great Architectural Promise", Architectural Record, 32: 1, 18, 07/1912.
"Perry B. Truax Residence (1919-1920)", Classic Houses of Seattle, 150, 246, 2005.
Swope, Carolyn T., "Various Tudor Revival Residence (1900-1930)", Classic Houses of Seattle, 158, 247, 2005.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, "The Baroness, 1930", Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 147, 2010.
Woodbridge, Sally B., Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State An Environmental Perspective, 123, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, "House, c. 1918", Guide to Architecture in Washington State: An Environmental Perspective, 157, 1980.
Seattle Architectural Club Yearbook 1910, np, 1910.
Seattle Architectural Club Yearbook 1910, np, 1910.
Cohen, Aubrey, "When home, history are living together", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, B1, B5, 01/23/2007.
"Business Block on Site of Old Gatzert Home", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 02/02/1910.
"Desire Harmony in Building on Third", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 04/14/1907.
"Building Permits Issued during Week", Seattle Times, 1909-11-07.
"Lights Blaze in Garber Home Again at Garden Club Exhibit", Seattle Times, 9, 12/11/1934.
Brazier, Dorothy Brant, "213 Cherry St. and theaters past", Seattle Times, D3, 09/09/1970.
"Buys Lots for Home", Seattle Times, 27, 08/14/1921.
"Garber to construct home", Seattle Times, 24, 10/30/1921.
"A Few of the Magnificent New Homes in Seattle", Seattle Times, 5,
Johnston, Norman J., "Harlan Thomas", Shaping Seattle Architecture, 130, 1994.
Rash, David A., "Schack, Young and Myers", Shaping Seattle Architecture, 161, 1994.
Rash, David A., "Schack, Young and Myers", Shaping Seattle Architecture, 160, 1994.
Rash, David A., "Schack, Young and Myers", Shaping Seattle Architecture, 160, 1994.
Rash, David, "Schack, Young and Myers", Shaping Seattle Architecture, 158, 1994.
Rash, David A., "Schack, Young and Myers", Shaping Seattle Architecture, 161, 1994.
Rash, David A., "Schack, Young and Myers", Shaping Seattle Architecture, 157, 1994.
Rash, David A., "Schack, Young and Myers", Shaping Seattle Architecture, 159, 1994.
Rash, David A., "Schack, Young and Myers", Shaping Seattle Architecture, 159, 1994.
Rash, David A., "Schack, Young and Myers", Shaping Seattle Architecture, 158, 1994.
"Clark Apartments, Seattle, Washington", Western Architect, 10: np, 07/1909.