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Male, US, born 1867-06-06, died 1943-05-26

Associated with the firms network

Meyers and Ward, Architects; Meyers, Henry Haight, Architect; Percy and Hamilton, Architects; Percy and Polk, Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Apprentice/Draftsman, Percy and Hamilton, Architects, San Francisco, CA, c. 1890-1900; Designer/Construction Superintendent, Percy and Polk, Architects, San Francisco, c. 1900. Following the death of Frederick F. Hamilton on 12/01/1899, George Washington Percy (1847-1900) partnered with Willis J. Polk (1867-1924) to complete unfinished Percy and Hamilton projects; Meyers supervised these Percy and Polk projects, before forming his new firm with Clarence Ward.

Prncipal, Henry H. Meyers, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1901. Meyers had an office at 532 Market Street in 1901. (See the Crocker-LangleySan Francisco, California, City Directory, 1901, p. 1957.)

Partner, Meyers and [Clarence R.] Ward, Architects, San Francisco, CA, c. 1902-1909. A note in the Architect and Engineer of California stated: "Henry H. Meyers, architect, has sent out cards announcing the dissolution of the firm of Meyers & Ward, informing his friends and clients that he will continue his architectural practice, with offices in the Kohl building, San Francisco." (See "Architect Henry H. Meyers," Architect and Engineer of California, vol. XIX, no. 3, 01/1910, p. 97.)

Principal, Henry Haight Meyers, Architect, Alameda, CA, 1910- ; The Alameda Museum stated in its Quarterly Newsletter: "Between 1890 and 1936, [Meyers] designed more than 200 buildings in Northern California, Hawaii, and Guam." (See "Buildings Designed by Henry H. Meyers," Alameda Museum Quarterly Newsletter, vol. XLVI no. 3, p. 6.)

Professional Activities

H.H. Myers served as a consulting architect to Alameda County for its proposed 1913 nationwide competition for a new hospital in Oakland. The San Francisco Call stated in its issue of 12/17/1912: "The board of supervisors is completing the call for a nation wide competition of architects on plans for the new county infirmary. A prize of $5,000 will be paid for the best plan, and today it was arranged that the competition should close April 10. The program has been compiled by Architect H.H. Myers [sic] of Alameda, and the board of supervisors incorporated slight amendments and directed Leon Clark, chief deputy district attorney, to submit the revised program for next Monday's meeting. The new infirmary campaign is backed by the Tax association. The association advised the issuance of $1,000,000 bonds to construct an entirely new group of buildings on the present site. The board may call an election for the bonds early next year." "Call near for $5,000 Plans for Infirmary," San Francisco Call, vol. 113, no. 17, 12/17/1912, p. 4.)

Education

Meyers studied architecture at night school in San Francisco. He became an apprentice in the office of Percy and Hamilton.

Personal

Relocation

When he was 12, Henry lived with his family in Livermore, CA. Working as a draftsman in 1892, Meyers lived in a rented room at 1613A Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA, floor 2, room S.

A married man in 1900, he lived in Alameda, CA, at 2021 Alameda Avenue with his wife, two daughters, his mother-in-law, and a servant, Annie May, (born 11/1883 in CA). Sophie May was listed in the US Census of 1900 as having the profession of "landlady." (See Ancestry Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Alameda Precinct 6, Alameda, California; Roll: 81; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0314; FHL microfilm: 1240081, accessed 07/07/2017.)

In 1910, Meyers resided at 2021 Alameda Avenue in Alameda, CA. The family consisted of Henry and Bertha Meyers, their three daughters and his widowed mother-in-law, Sophie May. (See Ancestry Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Alameda Ward 4, Alameda, California; Roll: T624_69; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0008; FHL microfilm: 1374082, accessed 07/06/2017.)

The Meyers continued to live at the same address until at least 1939. (See Oakland, California, City Directory, 1939, p. 616.)

Henry Haight Meyers died in Alameda County, CA, at the age of 75.

Parents

Both of his parents had been born in Germany. Jacob Meyers (born c. 1836) worked as a carpenter in 1880; his mother, Mary E. Meyers (born c. 1844) managed the home, and raised seven children, six sons and a daughter. Henry was the eldest child.

Spouse

He married Bertha Sophie May in 1894 (b. 05/11/1869 in CA-d. 05/07/1947 in Alameda, CA). They married c. 1895.

Her mother, Sophie May (born 01/1843 in Germany), had had four children.

Bertha was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA.

Children

He and Bertha had three children: Mildred S. (born 01/1898 in CA) and Edith M. (born 02/1900 in CA) and Jeanette (born c. 1905 in CA). Mildred S. Meyers also became an architect. She, Edith, listed as a "phys" in the public school system, and Jeanette continued to live at home in 1939. (See Oakland, California, City Directory, 1939, p. 616.)

At age 25, Meyers stood 5 feet 9 and 1/4 inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and brown hair, according to the San Francisco Voter's Register of 1892.


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