Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and engineer, of Dublin, Philadelphia and Washington. Christopher Myers[2], the fourth son of CHRISTOPHER MYERS [1] CHRISTOPHER MYERS [1] , who was born circa 1754,(1) was admitted to the Dublin Society's School of Figure Drawing in 1768(2) but subsequently earned his living as an architect and engineer. From the 1770s onwards he divided his career between Dublin and the United States, crossing the Atlantic several times. He does not appear in Wilson's Dublin Directory until 1794, when he is described as 'projector' with an address at Sandymount. Although he continues to be listed, with the designation 'architect', in Wilson's directories from 1795 to 1800, he was actually in the United States from 1795 until his death there in 1798.

There is room for some confusion between the various members of the Myers family. It was probably Christopher Myers [2] rather than Christopher Myers [1] who won the second premium for his design for Ringsend Bridge in 1787.(2) The Christopher Myers, who, with his wife Elizabeth (née Fulton, of Kilkenny), had his daughter, Jane, christened in St Thomas's Church, Dublin, on 14 June 1776 appears to have been Christopher Myers [2].(3)


All information and primary references in this entry not otherwise accounted for were supplied by Kenneth Severens, who will be giving an extensive account of Myers's career in his forthcoming book.

(1) Memorial of an indented release, 3 Jun 1780, in Registry of Deeds 336/91/223915.
(2) Royal Dublin Society Proceedings, 23 Jun 1768.
(3) Freeman's Journal, 26 May 1787 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(4) R. Refaussé, Register of the Parish of St Thomas, Dublin, 1750-1791 (1994), 63.

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Date: 1787
Nature: Christopher Myers wins second prize in competition. (This could by CM[1])
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 26 May 1787 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)