Person    | Male  Born 21/11/1856  Died 11/9/1900

Sir Henry Meux

Categories: History, Property

Henry Bruce Meux was born at 41 Brook Street into a wealthy brewery family and became the 3rd baronet. Theobalds, the family country seat, had been closed as a result of his father's insanity, but, following his (our Henry's) marriage to the beautiful social climber, Valerie (painted 3 times by Whistler), he re-opened and greatly extended the house, including a roller skating rink. He had an interest in history and in 1888-9 he acquired the Temple Bar, which had been removed from the City and was in storage, and had it re-erected as the main entrance to Theobalds. Died at Theobalds, childless and still a wealthy man, thus leaving Valerie, aged 48, one of the richest women in Britain. Our picture shows Henry and Valerie. Good post about Valerie at Londonist.

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Sir Henry Meux

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Temple Bar - Theobalds Park

This plaque marks the site of Temple Bar designed by Sir Christopher Wren, th...

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Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation

Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation

From their website: "The Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation is a non-profit, volunteer organization. The purpose of the Society is to identify and recognize sites of American Jewish ...

Group, Community / Clubs, History, USA

2 memorials
National Heritage Memorial Fund

National Heritage Memorial Fund

From their website: "The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) was set-up in 1980 to save the most outstanding parts of our heritage at risk of loss to the nation, as a memorial to those who have ...

Group, History, Philanthropy

1 memorial
Crystal Palace Foundation

Crystal Palace Foundation

Dedicated to preserving the history of the Crystal Palace.

Group, Community / Clubs, History

2 memorials
Survey of London

Survey of London

Founded by C. R. Ashbee in 1894, the first volume being published in 1900. With over 28 volumes published so far this is a research work-in-progress aiming to produce a comprehensive architectural ...

Concept, Architecture, History

1 memorial
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner

Sir Nikolaus Pevsner

Architectural historian and author of "The Buildings of England". Born in Leipzig, Germany. Hitler's rise to power caused him to move to London in 1935. Buried in the churchyard of St. Peter's a...

Person, Architecture, History, Germany

2 memorials