F. Milton Harvey
Person Male Born 5/2/1876 Died 26/3/1969
Architect to the Tachbrook Estate, 1932 - 1954, he designed all of the blocks on the estate. He also designed the Maternity and Child Welfare Centre and City of Westminster Day Nursery on Bessborough Street, opened by the Queen on 25 November 1937. Searching for information on him we found an architectural book for sale, bearing the inscription: "F Milton Harvey F.R.I.B.A His 1st architectural book bought in 1890 & still in his possession 1957". Ahh.
Andrew Behan has kindly carried out some research on this man:
Frederick Milton Harvey was born, according to his December 1905 application to be admitted as an Associate Member of The Institution of Civil Engineers, on 5 February 1876, in Gorsleston, Suffolk, (now within the county of Norfolk), the son of Edward and Elizabeth Louisa Harvey. His father was a Smack Owner who later became a Harbour Store Keeper.
The 1881 census shows the family living on the East Side of High Street, Gorleston. From 1884-1890 he was educated at St. Andrews Higher Grade School, before going to the Great Yarmouth Science School between 1890-1892. The 1891 census shows that he was living with his parents at 98 High Street, Gorleston, aged 15 years, and employed as Clerk in Survey Office. He was under the pupilage of John William Cockerill, M.I.C.E between 1892-1895 and in 1897 became a Chief Assistant in Yarmouth Corporation. The 1901 census shows him with his parents living at 48 Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth and in 1905 he became the Assistant Borough Engineer at Yarmouth Corporation. The 1911 census shows him still living with his mother and sister, Lillian Harvey, at 48, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston and he was now the Deputy Borough Surveyor at Yarmouth Corporation.
By 1929 he was living at 67 Torrington Square, WC1 with his business address at 8 Broad Court Chambers, Broad Court, WC2. On 11 February 1931, he married Muriel Combe. In 1933 he was now an A.R.I.B.A. and his offices were at 3 Raymond Buildings,Grays Inn, London, WC1. By 1940 he was still working from 3 Raymond Buildings and had become a F.R.I.B.A. but was living at 12 The Quadrangle, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. From 1955 he is shown as living at 59 Valley Road, Ipswich, Suffolk. He died on 26 March 1969, aged 93 years, and is buried in Gorleston.