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Male, Scotland/UK/US, born 1872-12-24, died 1939-05-09

Associated with the firms network

Graham and Myers, Architects; Myers, David John, Architect; Schack and Myers, Associated Architects; Schack, Young and Myers, Architects and Engineers


Professional History

Résumé

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;

Professional Service

Patron, Seattle Architectural Club, Seattle, WA, 1910; Myers also was on the Seattle Architectural Club's Executive Board at that time; President, American Institute of Architects, Washington Chapter, 1910-1911; Myers had the reputation of being an excellent draughtsman; he provided the drawings for Seattle City Engineer, Virgil Bogue's Comprehensive Plan of 1911 that was never adopted.

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA).

Education

College

Coursework, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1896;

Personal

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." [sic] 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, and resided in a rented dwelling at 1633 19th Avenue in 1920; in 1930, David and Ada G. Myers maintained a rented apartment at 1605 East Madison Street.

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.

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.

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.)

Personal Notes

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.



Associated Locations

  • Glasgow, Scotland UK (Architect's Birth)
    Glasgow, Scotland UK

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PCAD id: 2359


NameDateCityState
ABC Warehouse and Transfer Warehouse, Longview, WA1922-1924LongviewWA
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE), Agriculture Building, Seattle, WA 1908-1909SeattleWA
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE), Chinese Village, Seattle, WA 1909SeattleWA
Algonquin Apartment House, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Batley, W.A., House, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Chinese Baptist Church, Seattle, WA1922-1923SeattleWA
City of Auburn, Public Library, Carnegie Library, Auburn, WA1914AuburnWA
City of Seattle, Civic Auditorium, Seattle, WA 1925-1928SeattleWA
Clark Hotel, Seattle, WASeattleWA
College Club #2, Seattle, WA1920-1921
Colonial Building, Longview, WA1922-1924LongviewWA
Columbia River Mercantile Department Store, Longview, WA1922-1924LongviewWA
Eldridge Buick Dealership, Seattle, WA1925-1926SeattleWA
Garber, B. A., House, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA1921-1922SeattleWA
Gelb Building, University District, Seattle, WA1927SeattleWA
Gerber Hotel, Seattle, WA1909-1910SeattleWA
Grand Opera House, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA1898-1900SeattleWA
Hainsworth, William H., Jr., and Regina Florence, House, West Seattle, Seattle, WA1907SeattleWA
Henry Meat Packing Company, Factory #2, Seattle, WA1905-1906SeattleWA
Hotel Monticello, Longview, WA1922-1923LongviewWA
Japanese Baptist Church, Seattle, WA1922-1923SeattleWA
Kenney Presbyterian Home, Seattle, WA1907-1908
Kenny, Samuel and Jessie, Presbyterian Home, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Lincoln, Dr. R.P., Apartment House, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Long-Bell Lumber Company Garage, Longview, WA1922-1924LongviewWA
Longview Company Apartment Building, 1302 21st Avenue, Longview, WA1922-1924LongviewWA
Longview Company Apartment Building, 1328 21st Avenue, Longview, WA1922-1924LongviewWA
Longview Company Office Building, Longview, WA1922-1924LongviewWA
Longview Master Plan, Longview, WA1922-1923LongviewWA
Lyon Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA1910SeattleWA
Prosser, William F., House, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA1909
Robinson Apartment House, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Saint Helens Inn, Dormitory, Longview, WA1922-1924LongviewWA
Seattle (Bogue) Comprehensive Plan of 1911, Seattle, WA1910-1911SeattleWA
Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Office Building #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA1924SeattleWA
Sunset Motor Car Dealership, Seattle, WA1917-1918SeattleWA
Truax, Perry B., House, Seattle, WA1919-1920SeattleWA
Union Street Improvement Project, Seattle, WASeattleWA
University Baptist Church, Seattle, WA1922-1926SeattleWA
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Women's Dormitory, Seattle,WA1935-1936SeattleWA
Veterans' Hall, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Westlake Hotel, Downtown, Seattle, WA1907SeattleWA
Ye College Inn, University District, Seattle, WA1908-1909SeattleWA
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