His father John Solomon Quilter FRIBA 1841-1907 lived his later life in Christchurch Rd and was District Surveyor for East Streatham and Tulse Hill from 1880. He trained his son Cecil M Quilter (b 1879) in the architecture profession and, solely or together, they were responsible for a number of local buildings including Endsleigh Mansions, Leigham Avenue (Streatham), houses in Alfriston Rd (Battersea, 1922) and the Beecholme Estate (Battersea 1920s/30s).
Cecil M Quilter, like his father, was also a local resident and architect living at 32 Lyndhurst Ave 1905-6, then at 51 Barcombe Ave until 1912.
The Thrale Almshouses (1832-1930) next to the police station in 1832 which were built by the three remaining daughters of Henry Thrale ie Hester Maria Thrale, Susannah Arabella Thrale and Cecilia Margaretta Thrale.
The almshouses provided subsidised lodgings for four poor widows or single women who had "attained an honest old age" in Streatham.
When the houses were redeveloped in 1930, it was Cecil M Quilter who designed the eight new homes that replaced them. The site at 27 Polworth Road is still in use as sheltered retirement housing, with nine one-bed houses for single women.
The Quilters were also responsible for many designs of the 24 Littlewood stores. Cecil Molyneux Quilter continued the practice of JS Quilter and son on his father's death and specialised in commercial architecture, notably public houses
(Sources Building our past and Tom Crouck- Baker, Lambeth Council and David Thrale. The former Littlewoods in Morecambe, photographed in 2002. c.R. Baxter)