Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Armour Arbuckle
Designation: Architect
Born: 27 February 1870
Died: 8 May 1939
Bio Notes: William Armour Arbuckle was born at 91 Canning Street, Glasgow on 27 February 1870, the son of William Arbuckle, spirit merchant, and his wife Helen Armour. He studied at Glasgow School of Art 1886-1888 and was articled to Duncan McNaughtan in 1885, remaining with him for several months as assistant. He joined the Glasgow City Engineers' Department as an assistant in c1895, and was still there when he applied for Licentiateship of the RIBA, for which he was elected on 22 April 1912, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects as a whole. He remained with the Office of Public Works until his retirement in 1936 or 1937. He was married to Rebecca Gilmour with a son of the same name, and died of a cerebral haemorrage at 14 Johnston Drive, Rutherglen on 8 May 1939.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 732, Albert Road East, Crosshill, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 78, Morris Place, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness18851888 
Item 3 of 7Office of Public Works, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 18951936 or 1937 
Item 4 of 72, Morris Place, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness18991900 
Item 5 of 77, Wardlaw Avenue, Rutherglen, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate19051906 
Item 6 of 751, Stonelaw Drive, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19131914 
Item 7 of 714, Johnstone Drive, Rutherglen, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate19251939 

Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Duncan McNaughtan18851890ApprenticeLater assistant
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)c. 1895 Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Bennie Wilson22 April 1912for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 8After 1895City Improvement Trust housing schemes  GlasgowScotlandAs assistant in Glasgow City Engineer's Department
Item 2 of 8After 1895Glasgow Municipal Buildings  GlasgowScotlandVarious internal alterations - as assistant in Glasgow City Engineer's Department
Item 3 of 8After 1895Hutchesontown Bowl House and ShelterHutchesontown GlasgowScotlandAs assistant in Glasgow City Engineer's Department
Item 4 of 8After 1895Offices for Shieldhall Outfall WorksSheildhall GlasgowScotlandAs assistant in Glasgow City Engineer's Department
Item 5 of 8After 1895Partick Pumping StationPartick GlasgowScotlandAs assistant in Glasgow City Engineer's Department
Item 6 of 8After 1895St George's Tron Church  GlasgowScotlandInternal alterations - as assistant in Glasgow City Engineer's Department
Item 7 of 8After 1895St Rollox Police StationSt Rollox GlasgowScotlandInternal alterations - as assistant in Glasgow City Engineer's Department
Item 8 of 8After 1895Tollcross Mansion HouseTollcross GlasgowScotlandAs assistant in Glasgow City Engineer's Department

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1926    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v23 no1828