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Scottish Architects

10 February 2010

1875 – Scottish Widows, Westmoreland Street, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Newenham Deane Orginally built in 1875 with some minor additions in 1879 for Scottish Widows, this was for many years a bank branch of AIB. It has a magnificent sandstone facade...

18 July 2009

Davidson, Charles (d.1925)

Charles Davidson was born in Forfar and seems to have been an assistant to Peddie & Kinnear in Edinburgh but moved to Paisley in 1875 to work on their National Bank and Bank...

09 July 2009

Fulton, James Black (1875-1922)

James Black Fulton was born at Fenwick on 11 August 1875, the son of Robert Fulton and his wife Janet Black. He came of a scientific family; his great uncle was John Fulton,...

16 June 2009

Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson (1817-75)

This appreciation was reprinted in Aberdeen in 1925 by W. Jolly & Sons Ltd from the Scottish Ecclesiological Society’s Transactions by J. Jeffrey Waddell, I.A. Alexander Thomson was born at Balfron in the...

16 June 2009

The Life of Alexander Thomson (1817-75)

Thomas Gildard was an architect, an Honorary Member of the Glasgow Architectural Association, and one of the Vice-Presidents of the Architectural Section of the Philosophical Society of Glasgow. This paper was read before...

08 June 2009

Brydon, John McKean (1840-1901)

John McKean Brydon was born in Dunfermline in 1840 and educated at the Commercial Academy there. On 1 September 1856 he was articled to William Hardie Hay and James Murdoch Hay in Liverpool...

08 June 2009

William Young (1843-1900)

William Young was born in Paisley in 1843 (christened 25 March), the son of James Young, bootmaker and spirit dealer, and his wife Helen Nisbet. About 1857 he was articled to James Jamieson...

08 June 2009

Thomas Hyslop Ure (1863-1913)

Thomas Hyslop Ure (generally known as T. Hyslop Ure) was born in 1863 and practised in Dunfermline. There must have been some connection with George Mackie Watson of Edinburgh who was three years...

08 June 2009

Weir Schultz, Robert (1860-1951)

Robert Weir Schultz was born in Port Glasgow on 26 July 1860, the son of Henry Schultz, sugar refiner, and Isabella Smail Weir, youngest daughter of Robert Weir, a physician in Galashiels, where...

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