David Lewis
(1823-1885)

Died aged c. 62

David Lewis (1823 – 4 December 1885), was a British merchant and philanthropist.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

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This plaque commemorates David Lewis pioneering retail merchant and public benefactor. In 1856 he founded the first of the Lewis's department stores here and with his principled genius for marketing brought affordable quality goods to the masses.

Lewis's Department Store, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they founded the first of the Lewis's department stores