Heming, Edmund (fl. 1680–1699), street-lighting entrepreneur, who was living near the Steelyard in Thames Street, London, first came to notice in 1680 with a proposal that the government should raise £8 million by levying a tax of 2d. per week on householders' beds, claiming that this would not imperil the livelihood of any tradesmen. His proposal met with understandable derision....
Howard, Sir Ebenezer (1850–1928), founder of the garden city movement, was born at 62 Fore Street in the City of London on 29 January 1850, the third child and only son of Ebenezer Howard, confectioner, who owned several shops in and near the ...
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Nettlefold, John Sutton (1866–1930), housing reformer and town planner, was born in Highbury, London, on 2 May 1866, the fourth son of (Edward) John Nettlefold (1826–1878), screw manufacturer, and his wife Frances, née Whyman (1835–1907). His family were Unitarians and he was educated at ...
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Roberts, Henry (1803–1876), architect and housing reformer, was born on 16 April 1803 at 212 South Third Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, the second son of Josiah Roberts (1773–1846), a London merchant. After the family's return to Britain, he was articled to Charles Fowler (1792–1867)...