Russell and Whitaker (ii)

Arcitectural practice

In 1861 John James Whittaker joined David Russell under the style Russel and Whitaker. Following David Russell's death in 1869, John James Whitaker continued the practice in the same name, and at the same address. 15 Baillie Street, Rochdale, later taking Frederick Alexander Meryweather into partnership as architects, surveyors and valuers. This partnership was dissolved on 30 April 1874. Less than a month later Meryweather had arrived in Philadelphia about to embark on a new life as a farmer in Kansas. According to the notice of dissolution the business hitherto carried out by the firm was in future to be carried on by John James Whitaker. In 1875 a commission was undertaken under the name “Whitaker and New” but no later works have been found.

1872    19 Baillie Street Rochdale
1874    15 Baillie Street Rochdale