Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Gershom (or Gersham) Adams
Designation: Architect
Born: 1 December 1855
Died: 10 August 1928
Bio Notes: John Gershom (or Gersham) Adams was born on 1 December 1855, the son of George Christison Adams, solicitor, Supreme Court, and his wife Euphemia Mills Steell. He practised in Buccleuch Place from 1880 until 1885 and transferred to St Andrew Square, Edinburgh in 1886 until his death on 10 August 1928 at 22 Mayfield Terrace (though this was not his home address). His wife Christian Eliza Marshall had preedeceased him.

The practice then became Adams Thomson & Fry (it is not yet known who Thomson and Fry were), Adams name being retained, at 123 George Street but lasted only until 1933-34.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 325, Minto Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1928 
Item 2 of 315, Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness18801885 
Item 3 of 334, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1886c. 1929 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1William Barnet WyllieSeptember 1899September 1902Assistant 

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 51882Gilmerton Parish ChurchGilmerton EdinburghScotlandAddition of porch
Item 2 of 51890Grange Cemetery, layout, lodge etcGrange EdinburghScotlandAdditions to lodge
Item 3 of 518957-9 Bank Street  EdinburghScotlandRemodelling of earlier building and extension to east
Item 4 of 51897Cockburn Hotel  EdinburghScotland 
Item 5 of 51899Tenement with public house at ground floor  EdinburghScotlandAlterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books LtdVarious pages for buildings.
Item 2 of 2Post Office Directories     

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register