Sir Sydney H. Waterlow
Person Male Born 1/11/1822 Died 3/8/1906
Philanthropist. Born in Crown Street, now Sun Street, EC2. Brought up in Mile End. Followed his father and brothers into the stationery and printing business.
1963 founded, and chaired, the philanthropic housing company The Improved Industrial Dwellings Company. Created a Baronet in August 1873. Master of the Stationers' Company. Lord Mayor of London 1872 - 1878. In 1886 he donated to London County Council the grounds of his home to become "a garden for the gardenless", which opened in 1891 as Waterlow Park. At the same time he gave his Highgate home, Lauderdale House. Died at home in Kent.