Basic Biographical Details

Name: Honeyman & Keppie
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Late 1888 or early 1889
Ended: 1 January 1901
Bio Notes: The partnership of Honeyman & Keppie was formed late in 1888 or very early in 1889. In October 1888 James Sellars died, his senior partner Campbell Douglas then taking the practice's chief assistant into partnership. Sellars's head draughtsman John Keppie (1862-1945) was then taken into partnership by John Honeyman (1831-1914) and was allowed to take Anderson's College of medicine with him as a setting-up commission: this effectively refinanced and refounded Honeyman's practice which had been very seriously short of work in 1886-88. The partnership of Honeyman & Keppie ended with John Honeyman's retirement on 1 January 1901: Charles Rennie Mackintosh was then taken into partnership, the practice title becoming Honeyman Keppie & Mackintosh.

See separate entry for the earlier history of the practice of Honeyman & Keppie up to 1901, when it became Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh. The practice title of Honeyman & Keppie was revived in June 1914, Mackintosh having withdrawn from the partnership; John Keppie then became sole partner. See separate entry for this second phase of the title.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1140, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1889 *  

* 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 21Robert Claud Kerr1884c. 1889ApprenticePerhaps stayed on as assistant
Item 2 of 21George McKenziec. 1888 Assistant 
Item 3 of 21David Forbes SmithLate 1888 or early 18891889Assistant 
Item 4 of 21Charles Edward WhitelawLate 1888 or early 1889c. 1892Apprentice 
Item 5 of 21Henry MitchellLate 1888 or early 18891894Draughtsman 
Item 6 of 21James Herbert MacNairLate 1888 or early 18891894Apprentice 
Item 7 of 21Charles Rennie MackintoshLate 1888 or early 1889Before 1896Draughtsman 
Item 8 of 21John HoneymanLate 1888 or early 18891 January 1901Partner 
Item 9 of 21John KeppieLate 1888 or early 18891 January 1901Partner 
Item 10 of 21Robert Claud Kerrc. 1889(?)Before 1898(?)Assistant(?)Uncertain whether he remained as assistant
Item 11 of 21Donald McKay Stoddart18921897Apprentice 
Item 12 of 21George Andrew Paterson18921898Apprentice 
Item 13 of 21Alexander McRae18941896Assistant 
Item 14 of 21James Black Fulton18951897Assistant 
Item 15 of 21Charles Rennie MackintoshBefore 18961 January 1901Senior Assistant 
Item 16 of 21Thomas Lumsden Taylor18971 January 1901Apprentice 
Item 17 of 21William Shepherd MoyesBefore 18971 January 1901Apprentice 
Item 18 of 21Donald McKay Stoddart18981900Draughtsman 
Item 19 of 21John Alfred Taylor HoustonApril 1898May 1899Assistant 
Item 20 of 21Wilfrid Fitzalan Crombie1 July 18991 January 1901Apprentice(?) 
Item 21 of 21John Alexander William GrantAfter 1900(?)1 January 1901Apprentice(?) 

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 1551888Lambhill Cemetery, Memorial to James Sellars  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 155November 1888Anderson's College Medical SchoolKelvinhaugh GlasgowScotlandCompleted after Sellars's death, Keppie also probably designed much of the detailing
Item 3 of 1551889140 Bath Street (to rear) at Sauchiehall Lane  GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 4 of 15518893 Grosvenor Terrace  GlasgowScotlandInterior work and additions, 4260.
Item 5 of 1551889Building in Virginia Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 6 of 1551889Cardross Drill Hall, GeilstonCardross DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 7 of 1551889Craigton HouseFintry StirlingshireScotlandInternal alterations
Item 8 of 1551889Fairfield Shipbuilding Company OfficesGovan GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 1551889Free West ChurchGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandAdditions
Item 10 of 1551889KilardenRosneath / Roseneath DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions
Item 11 of 1551890Aberfoyle SchoolAberfoyle PerthshireScotlandAdditions
Item 12 of 1551890Building for Wylie & Lochhead  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 13 of 1551890Camis Eskan HouseCraigendoran DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations
Item 14 of 1551890Craigrownie ChurchCove DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations
Item 15 of 1551890Craigton Cemetery, Sir William Pearce Memorial  GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 1551890Dr Crystal Memorial, Glasgow Cathedral  GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 1551890DunloeWemyss Bay RenfrewshireScotlandRemodelling
Item 18 of 1551890Free ChurchNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandAdditions
Item 19 of 1551890Glasgow Cathedral  GlasgowScotlandUnspecified work, 534.
Item 20 of 1551890Hide and Skin Market  GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 1551890Memorial to Robert Millar   Scotland 
Item 22 of 1551890RedclyffeSpringburn GlasgowScotlandDesigned by Mackintosh for his uncle (but while assistant to Honeyman & Keppie)
Item 23 of 1551890Sir James Watson Memorial   Scotland 
Item 24 of 1551890Sugar ExchangeGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 25 of 155c. 1890House, Rowallan RoadThornliebank GlasgowScotland 
Item 26 of 1551891Bank of Scotland Buildings  GlasgowScotlandMinor alterations
Item 27 of 1551891Canal Boatmen's InstitutePort Dundas GlasgowScotland 
Item 28 of 1551891Carrick Church, Carrick CastleLoch Goil ArgyllScotland 
Item 29 of 1551891East Kilbride Parish ChurchEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandCommunion table and chair
Item 30 of 1551891Gargunnock Parish ChurchGargunnock StirlingshireScotlandAlterations
Item 31 of 1551891Glasgow Art Gallery and MuseumKelvingrove GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - short-listed and selected for final competition
Item 32 of 1551891House (?) for Captain RickardsNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 33 of 1551891House, 24 Gallowgate StreetLargs AyrshireScotland 
Item 34 of 1551891Iona Abbey IonaArgyllScotlandProposed restoration of nave - not executed at the time
Item 35 of 1551891Loretto School ChapelMusselburgh MidlothianScotland 
Item 36 of 1551891Rhu Parish ChurchRhu/Row DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 37 of 1551891Store in Bishop Street  GlasgowScotlandRepairs
Item 38 of 1551891Tenement Buildings competition  GlasgowScotlandWith Mackintosh as assistant
Item 39 of 1551891The GlassertAberfoyle PerthshireScotlandAlterations to house, veranda and repairs
Item 40 of 1551891Ulston GroveRhu/Row DunbartonshireScotlandFurther alterations
Item 41 of 1551892218-220 St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and conversion to offices (no 220)
Item 42 of 1551892Bellahouston Established Church  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 43 of 1551892Glasgow Cathedral, Monument to Dr Peter Low  GlasgowScotland 
Item 44 of 1551892Grain StoreCheapside Glasgow?Scotland 
Item 45 of 1551892Manchester Technical Schools  ManchesterEnglandCompetition design submitted (Mackintosh as assistant) - unplaced
Item 46 of 1551892Old Kilpatrick Parochial OfficesDalmuir DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 47 of 1551892Prestwick Free ChurchPrestwick AyrshireScotlandAlterations and additions, 971.
Item 48 of 1551892Store for William McHarg  GlasgowScotlandConversion of flour mill to store
Item 49 of 1551892Westbourne Free ChurchKelvinside GlasgowScotlandAlterations and organ case
Item 50 of 155c. 1892Bluevale ChurchDennistoun GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 51 of 155c. 1892CraigiehallBellahouston GlasgowScotlandInterior additions
Item 52 of 155c. 1892House at Crosshill  Glasgow?Scotland 
Item 53 of 1551893Abercorn Parish ChurchPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandAlterations
Item 54 of 1551893Castlemilk  GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 55 of 1551893Conservative ClubHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandMackintosh probably responsible, whilst assistant
Item 56 of 1551893Cowden CastleMuckart PerthshireScotlandAdditions
Item 57 of 1551893Dean Park Parish ChurchGovan GlasgowScotland 
Item 58 of 1551893Glasgow Art Club  GlasgowScotlandNew saloon and other alterations
Item 59 of 1551893(?)Glasgow Herald Building  GlasgowScotlandMitchell Street new building and internal remodelling
Item 60 of 1551893Gourock Central SchoolGourock RenfrewshireScotlandAddition
Item 61 of 1551893Morland HouseUpper Skelmorlie AyrshireScotlandFurther additions
Item 62 of 1551893Property at 34 Carrick Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 63 of 1551893Skelmorlie Parish ChurchSkelmorlie AyrshireScotland 
Item 64 of 1551893St Michael's Parish ChurchLinlithgow West LothianScotlandRestoration
Item 65 of 1551893St Thomas Wesleyan Methodist Church  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 66 of 1551893Strathblane Free ChurchBlanefield StirlingshireScotlandRecast and extended
Item 67 of 1551894Bridge of Allan Chapel of EaseBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotlandMinor alterations
Item 68 of 1551894Buchanan Memorial Church and HallOatlands GlasgowScotlandRepairs and alterations
Item 69 of 1551894Free Church and hallKirkcudbright KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations
Item 70 of 1551894House, 24 Gallowgate StreetLargs AyrshireScotlandAdditions
Item 71 of 1551894Largo Parish ChurchUpper Largo FifeScotlandRestoration
Item 72 of 1551894Little Dovehill School  GlasgowScotlandAddition
Item 73 of 1551894Medical School for WomenKelvinside GlasgowScotland 
Item 74 of 1551894Royal Insurance Company Building  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design submitted - not successful
Item 75 of 1551894Skelmorlie Boarding SchoolSkelmorlie AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 76 of 1551895Anderson's College Medical SchoolKelvinhaugh GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 77 of 1551895Camis Eskan HouseCraigendoran DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations
Item 78 of 1551895DunholmSkelmorlie AyrshireScotland 
Item 79 of 1551895Free West ChurchPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 80 of 1551895Holy Trinity Church HallBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 81 of 1551895Lennox Castle InnLennoxtown StirlingshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 82 of 1551895Lilybank HouseHillhead GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions - N addition
Item 83 of 1551895Martyrs Public School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 84 of 1551895North Merchiston Established Church, with hall and beadle's houseSlateford EdinburghScotlandOrgan case and alterations
Item 85 of 1551895Prestwick Free ChurchPrestwick AyrshireScotlandAddition of belltower - also some furnishings?
Item 86 of 1551895St David's Parish Church hallKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotlandAddition of hall to church
Item 87 of 1551895St Helen's Engine Works  GlasgowScotland 
Item 88 of 1551895St Paul's Church mission hall  GlasgowScotland 
Item 89 of 1551895West Free Church HallPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 90 of 155c. 1895Store, Bishop Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 91 of 1551896Altskeith, KinlochardAberfoyle PerthshireScotland 
Item 92 of 1551896Auchamore House GighaArgyllScotlandReconstruction after fire
Item 93 of 1551896Belfast Town Hall  BelfastNorthern IrelandCompetition design submitted - not successful
Item 94 of 1551896Bellahouston DispensaryBellahouston GlasgowScotland 
Item 95 of 1551896Glasgow School of Art  GlasgowScotlandWon in competition and first phase completed
Item 96 of 1551896House of RefugeEast Chapelton, Bearsden GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 97 of 1551896Kilmadock Parish ChurchDoune PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 98 of 1551896Magdalene Home and Females House of RefugeLochburn GlasgowScotlandAlterations and baths
Item 99 of 1551896Miss Cranston's Tea Rooms, Buchanan Street  GlasgowScotlandInterior decorations - mural stencils (Mackintosh responsible)
Item 100 of 1551896Paisley Technical SchoolPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandSecond and third premiated competition designs
Item 101 of 1551896Pettigrew & Stephens Department Store  GlasgowScotlandMajor reconstruction of existing warehouse
Item 102 of 1551896Queen's Cross Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 103 of 1551896Saracen Tool Works, Gallowgate, Great Dovehill  GlasgowScotland 
Item 104 of 1551896Shop, 401 Sauchiehall Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 105 of 155189711 Margaret StreetGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 106 of 1551897Biggar ManseBiggar LanarkshireScotlandElevations?
Item 107 of 1551897CraigiehallBellahouston GlasgowScotlandInterior of music room
Item 108 of 1551897CraigleeDennistoun GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 109 of 1551897Factory and caretaker's flat  GlasgowScotland 
Item 110 of 1551897Kirkintilloch Public SchoolKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 111 of 1551897Scottish Alliance Insurance Company  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 112 of 1551897Tenement, Catherine Street  GlasgowScotlandOutside WCs added
Item 113 of 155c. 1897Kilmacolm ManseKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 114 of 155c. 1897Kilmadock Parish ManseDoune PerthshireScotland 
Item 115 of 155c. 1897Skelmorlie BankSkelmorlie AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 116 of 155c. 1897Tillie and Henderson Building  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions to no 49 Miller Street
Item 117 of 155189812 Claremont Gardens  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 118 of 1551898233 St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 119 of 15518983 Montgomerie Crescent  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 120 of 1551898Belhaven UP ChurchDowanhill GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 121 of 1551898Brechin CathedralBrechin AngusScotlandRestoration, alterations and additions (continued under Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh)
Item 122 of 1551898Cottage for Alfred A ToddBridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 123 of 1551898Dining Room Interior for Hugo Bruckmann  MunichGermany 
Item 124 of 1551898Ferndean for Dr John CalderwoodBarrhead RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 125 of 1551898Glasgow International Exhibition of 1901Kelvingrove GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - unplaced
Item 126 of 1551898Miss Cranston's Tea Rooms, Argyle Street  GlasgowScotlandFurniture
Item 127 of 1551898National Bank of Scotland  GlasgowScotlandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 128 of 1551898North Berwick Church HallNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 129 of 1551898Principal's HouseUniversity Gardens GlasgowScotlandAddition of porch
Item 130 of 1551898RedlandsBridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 131 of 1551898Ruchill Street Free Church Mission Halls  GlasgowScotland 
Item 132 of 1551898Skelmorlie Parish ChurchSkelmorlie AyrshireScotlandPulpit and other fittings
Item 133 of 1551898Westdel and RoystonDowanhill GlasgowScotlandInterior of a bedroom and bathroom for Westdel (Mackintosh responsible)
Item 134 of 1551899101-103 St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 135 of 155189914 Lansdowne Crescent  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 136 of 1551899Duke Street UP Church  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 137 of 1551899Gourock Parish ChurchGourock RenfrewshireScotlandExtension/pulpit and choir stalls
Item 138 of 1551899Manse at GovanGovan GlasgowScotlandAlterations?
Item 139 of 155c. 189953 Muslin Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 140 of 1551900224 St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 141 of 155190073 John Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 142 of 1551900Daily Record Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 143 of 1551900House at Kilmacolm (Altondyke?)Kilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 144 of 1551900Lilybank HouseHillhead GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 145 of 1551900Premises of West of Scotland Furniture Manufacturing CoBeith AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 146 of 1551900Prison Gate Mission (and foundry)  GlasgowScotlandAlterations? New build? And 1895?
Item 147 of 1551900St Bryde's HouseHowwood RenfrewshireScotlandBrick addition
Item 148 of 155c. 1900Tenement, 324-328 Gallowgate  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions to tenement premises
Item 149 of 155Late 1900 or early 1901Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design submitted after invitation - unsuccessful
Item 150 of 1551901Auchenbothie house, stables, gate lodge, cottage etcKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotlandGate lodge - Mackintosh probably responsible, whilst assistant
Item 151 of 1551901Aytoun HouseKelvinside GlasgowScotland 
Item 152 of 1551901Monkton   ScotlandAdditions - billiard room, outbuildings etc
Item 153 of 1551901Tower Building  GlasgowScotlandShopfront alterations
Item 154 of 1551901Workmen's cottagesTulloch PerthshireScotland 
Item 155 of 155c. 1901Villa, 3 Sydenham Road  GlasgowScotlandAddition to no 3


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p84