Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Fraser Tytler Stewart
Designation: Architect
Born: 13 November 1885
Died: 23 January 1940
Bio Notes: William Fraser Tytler Stewart was born on 13 November 1885 and came of a landed legal family with links to the Bank of Scotland. He was articled to John McLean Crawford of Glasgow from 1900 to 1905, then attended the Royal Technical College and Glasgow School of Art while working in various offices until 1911. During this period he was for a time Andrew Balfour's chief draughtsman and made various sketching tours in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Switzerland as well travelling in Canada and the USA.

In 1911 he emigrated to Canada, where he became a partner in the firm of Doctor, Stewart & Davie of Vancouver until 1915, when he joined up and rose to become Adjutant with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in France. After the war he returned to Scotland and formed a partnership with Andrew Balfour in 1919. He was subsequently elected Fellow of the Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. He was architect to the Vale of Leven District Council, Henry Brock Memorial Hospital, and to the Victoria Infirmary, Helensburgh.

Stewart was elected FRIBA in 1931, his proposers being Andrew Balfour, William Brown Whitie and David Salmond. He was a member of the Glasgow Institute of Architects and served on the council. He died on 23 January 1940 in the Henry Brock Hospital, Alexandria. His obituary notes that he took a keen interest in 'the affairs of the Vale of Leven'.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4110, Mains Street, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1919After 1924Subsequently known as 110 Blythswood Street
Item 2 of 4110, Blythswood Street, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1930After 1940Formerly known as 110 Mains Street
Item 3 of 457 Queen's Drive, Queen's Drive, Burnbrae, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1931 *  
Item 4 of 4Ellenslea, Drymen Road, Balloch, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1940 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4John McLean (or Maclean) Crawford19001905Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Andrew BalfourAfter 1905Before 1911Chief Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 4Doctor, Stewart & DavieAfter 19111915Partner 
Item 4 of 4Balfour & Stewart19191940Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Andrew Balfour15 October 1930for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 6Andrew Balfour7 March 1931for Fellowship
Item 3 of 6George Arthur Boswell15 October 1930for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 6David Salmond7 March 1931for Fellowship
Item 5 of 6William Brown Whitie15 October 1930for Licentiateship
Item 6 of 6William Brown Whitie7 March 1931for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Walter UnderwoodEarly 1933for Associateship

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 35After 1911Dr MacKay's HouseVancouver British ColumbiaCanada 
Item 2 of 35After 1911Hudson Bay Insurance BuildingsVancouver British ColumbiaCanada 
Item 3 of 35After 1911Public garagesVancouver British ColumbiaCanada 
Item 4 of 35After 1911Rooming blocks and apartment houses, West EndVancouver British ColumbiaCanada 
Item 5 of 35After 1911Vancouver Police Courts and HeadquartersVancouver British ColumbiaCanada 
Item 6 of 35After 1919Bank of Scotland, Bearsden Branch  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 35After 1919Bank of Scotland, Hillhead branchHillhead GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 35After 1919Bank of Scotland, Milngavie BranchMilngavie DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 9 of 35After 1919Bank of Scotland, Pollokshields BranchPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 35After 1919Bank of Scotland, St Vincent Place and George Square  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 11 of 35After 1919House for Thomas GilchristGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 12 of 35After 1919Masonic TempleClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 13 of 35After 1919Office and warehouse building  GlasgowScotlandGround floor rebuilt for Bank of Scotland
Item 14 of 35After 1919Parish Council ChambersAlexandria DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 15 of 35After 1919Taymouth CastleTaymouth PerthshireScotlandConversion of castle to Castle Hydro Hotel
Item 16 of 35After 1919Trinity UF Church, memorial hallsGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 17 of 35192478-82 Union Street  GlasgowScotlandNew ground floor
Item 18 of 351924Bank of Scotland Chambers, St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 35After 1929National Bank of Scotland, Argyle Street Branch  GlasgowScotlandNew building on same site
Item 20 of 351930Bank of Scotland, Crosshill  GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 351930Rutherglen Academy, Burnside School, Infant and Junior DepartmentRutherglen LanarkshireScotland'by Mr Stewart' - perhaps this Stewart
Item 22 of 351931Douglas HouseJordanhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 351931Gymnasium NCOT  GlasgowScotland 
Item 24 of 351931National Bank of ScotlandSaltcoats AyrshireScotland 
Item 25 of 351932Bank of Scotland  GlasgowScotlandExtensive alterations
Item 26 of 351932Loyal Order of Ancient Shepherds  GlasgowScotland 
Item 27 of 351932Offices for the Clyde Steamship Co Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 28 of 351933Dow's warehouse  GlasgowScotland 
Item 29 of 351933Henry Brock HospitalAlexandria DunbartonshireScotlandReconstruction and extensions
Item 30 of 351935Presbyterian ChurchPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 31 of 351936Premises of Thomas McNeill LtdGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 32 of 351937Mosspark Congregational ChurchMosspark GlasgowScotland 
Item 33 of 351939Johnstone AcademyJohnstone RenfrewshireScotlandExtensions
Item 34 of 351939Maryhill Old Parish Church hallsMaryhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 35 of 351939Victoria InfirmaryHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandDwelling house for nursing staff and conversion of part of main building


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder2 February 1940  p154 Obituary
Item 2 of 2Scotsman25 January 1940  p5

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no3479 (box 15); F no2906 (box 14)