Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Breingan
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1857
Bio Notes: John Breingan was borbn in Alloa in about 1857. He was active from at least 1881 when he had a house and office at 1 Leven Terrace. He had a break in his practice between 1883-1886; he was perhaps working as an assistant in another office during this period. In 1889 he commenced exhibiting from 1 Leven Street, Edinburgh at the RSA. By the 1890s he was practising from 51 Lothian Road and from at least 1902 at 29 Queen Street. He was still in business in 1924. Surprisingly he was not included in 'Who's Who in Architecture', 1914, 1923 and 1926.

Strangely Breingan appears in only the 1891 Census and cannot be traced in other years. At that time he was marred to Annie and they had two sons and two daughters.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 10Joppa, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 101, Leven Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business18811882 
Item 3 of 101, Leven Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business18871893 
Item 4 of 1051, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1894 *1896 
Item 5 of 101, Glengyle Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1897 *  
Item 6 of 105, Leven Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate18981819 
Item 7 of 1029, Queen Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1898 *1916(?) 
Item 8 of 105, Leven Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business19171923House and office
Item 9 of 102, Lower Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business1923  
Item 10 of 1010, Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business19251929 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 91886Design for Church    Exhibited in Edinburgh International Exhibition.
Item 2 of 91889St Brendan's Established ChurchRothesayButeButeScotlandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 3 of 91896Edinburgh Working Men's Institute and Club  EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 91901Dunoon Post OfficeDunoon ArgyllScotland 
Item 5 of 91901George Waterston's Logie Green printing works  EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 91902Waverley HouseGullane East LothianScotland 
Item 7 of 91905Crown BuildingsDunoon ArgyllScotland 
Item 8 of 91913Edinburgh Working Men's Institute and Club  EdinburghScotlandAddition of proposed hall at rear of building
Item 9 of 97 February 192428-32 Spylaw StreetColinton EdinburghScotlandThree new shops and alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Census records onlineCensuses  
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index