John Harris Andrews
- Born 30 November 1846 at Brighton Sussex
- Died Saturday 23 November 1907 at Poulton-le-Fylde aged 60
Born at Brighton, on 30 November (St. Andrew's Day), 1846 John Harris Andrews was educated privately before being articled with Mr J Scarse, surveyor, Burgess Hill, Sussex. Afterwards he was assistant to Henry Stevens, and other architects, and had some experience as builders' surveyor. In June 1874 he came to Manchester to take up the appointment of resident surveyor and manager for the completion of the new Town Hall, and retained this position until the Town Hall was completed and opened. He commenced private practice in 1881 and was architect for the Moseley Hotel, Piccadilly, Board Schools at Bradford, Woodall's Buildings, the Carriage Company's offices, Deansgate, etc, He took an active interest in politics and was a member of the Manchester City Council for twelve years between 1885-1897, representing St Clement's Ward in the Conservative interest. During the construction of the Thirlmere Aqueduct, he served on both the Water and the Thirlmere Sub-Committees. For several years he was Chairman of the Hydraulic Power Supply, and for six years Chairman of the House Committee of the Municipal Art Gallery. He was also appointed Justice of the Peace.
In partnership with Edgar Samuel Titmas 1883-1886 and with Thomas Butterworth under the style Andrews & Butterworth from the early 1890s under the style J H Andrews and Butterworth. Following J H Andrews’s death in 1907, the practice continued under the style Andrews and Butterworth until the late-1930's.
John Harris Andrews died on 23 November 1907 at Poulton-le-Fylde, The funeral service was held at St Chrysostom’s Church, Victoria Park, prior to the interment at the Southern Cemetery. He was survived by his widow, Mary.
1883 Andrews and Titmas, 48 Arcade Chambers St Mary’s Gate, Manchester
1886 Andrews & Titmas 48 & 49 Aecade chambers St Mary’s Gate Manchester
1891 John H Andrews. Architect & Surveyor. Imperial Buildings. 20 Cross Street. Manchester
1895 Andrews & Butterworth Prudential Buildings 78 King Street
1899 Andrews & Butterworth Prudential Buildings 78 King Street
1911 Andrews & Butterworth Prudential Buildings 78 King Street
1879 John Andrews, surveyor 42 Heywood Street, Moss Lane West
1881 42, Heywood Street, Moss Side (Census)
1883 97 Rumford Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock
1886 Oak Cottage Styal Handforth Cheshire
1888 1 Langley Place. Daisy Bank Road, Victoria Park
1891 1 Langley Place. Daisy Bank Road. (Slaters Directory)
1899 Langley House, Daisy Bank Road, Victoria Park, Manchester (Pike)
1907 Langley House, Victoria Park, Manchester (Manchester Guardian Death Notice)
Obituary Manchester City News Saturday 30 November 1907 Page 7