Basic Biographical Details

Name: Blanc & Gordon
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1886 or 1887(?)
Ended: 4 January 1889
Bio Notes: In 1886 or 1887 the eminent Edinburgh architect Hippolyte Jean Blanc took his former assistant James Gordon into partnership. However Gordon died very early aged only thirty-four on 4 January 1889. Blanc employed no other assistant until his son, Frank, who joined the practice as an assistant shortly after1906. He was taken into partnership in 1912.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 173, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1885 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 7James Aynsworth Lindsay18811886Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7James Gordonc. 1881c. 1886Assistant 
Item 3 of 7Hippolyte Jean Blancc. 1881After 1890Partner 
Item 4 of 7James Aynsworth Lindsay18861888Assistant 
Item 5 of 7James Gordon18861889Partner 
Item 6 of 7Robert Shekleton BalfourNovember 1886Late 1891Apprentice 
Item 7 of 7John Bain18881889Improver 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 41887Bernard's Brewery and OfficesGorgie EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 41887Ferguslie ParkPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 3 of 41888Ferguslie ParkPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandStables
Item 4 of 41888Library for Solicitors to the Supreme Courts of Scotland  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design (by invitation) - not successful

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder12 January 1889  p34