STEINMEYER, Johann Gottfried
(b. ca. 1780, Mühlhausen, d. ca. 1851, Berlin)
German architect. He grew up in Berlin, where he learned the profession of carpenter. He was trained as an architect at the Bauakademie in Berlin and also worked as a builder in Berlin. Since his legacy was almost completely lost, little is known about his life and origin. A close friendship connected him to Karl Friedrich Schinkel, whom he accompanied on his first trip to Italy in 1803-05.
Between 1815 and 1850, Steinmeyer worked as an architect in Putbus, a town on the southeastern coast of the island of Rügen. He was one of the most important architects in the construction of this residence town. Prince Wilhelm Malte zu Putbus, who started the reconstruction and expansion of Putbus from 1800, gave numerous contracts to the Berlin architects.
Steinmeyer's most important creation is the Granitz hunting lodge on Rügen.