Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Allan
Designation: Architect
Died: December 1945
Bio Notes: An apprentice with MacLaren Soutar Salmond, William Allan began business on his own in Dundee in 1919 and was joined by William Wallace Friskin in 1920. By 1931 he had been admitted a Fellow of the Dundee Institute of Architects, and was a member of its Council, although he had not sought membership of the RIBA. He died in December 1945, Friskin continuing to practise under his name alone thereafter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 126, Castle Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1930 or 1931 *c. 1940(?) 

* 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 2Maclaren Soutar SalmondBefore 1919Before 1919Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Allan & Friskin1920December 1945Partner 

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 20 Semi-detached villas, Strathmartine Road  DundeeScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 20After 1920Astoria CinemaLochee DundeeScotlandDate unknown
Item 3 of 201922Craigie Garden Suburb  DundeeScotlandDesigned houses
Item 4 of 201923Club, Kemback Street  DundeeScotland 
Item 5 of 20c. 1925Dronley HouseDronley AngusScotlandHS attribution
Item 6 of 201926St Mary's RC SchoolLochee DundeeScotlandor 1936?
Item 7 of 201927St Mary's RC Church and PresbyteryLochee DundeeScotlandPlans lodged for additions for Rev Bishop Toner (sp?)
Item 8 of 201930Cinema, South Row  DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 9 of 201930Empire Cinema  DundeeScotland 
Item 10 of 201931Belmont CastleMeigle PerthshireScotlandConversion to Eventide Home
Item 11 of 201931UF Church  DundeeScotlandDesigned by Allan, according to Friskin
Item 12 of 20September 1932Clock over doorway of shop of William Millar & Sons, grocers and Italian warehouseman  DundeeScotlandModel prepared
Item 13 of 201933Tivoli Cinema  DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 14 of 201934Clement ParkLochee DundeeScotlandNW wing added as a maternity block when the building was used as a Salvation Army hostel.
Item 15 of 201934Concert HallCarnoustie AngusScotlandDesigned hall
Item 16 of 201936Dundee High School, gymnasium block  DundeeScotlandE side, two storey and basement block
Item 17 of 201936Forty-four houses for Tayport Town CouncilTayport FifeScotland 
Item 18 of 201938St Teresa's Church  DundeeScotlandDesigned by Friskin but in partnership
Item 19 of 201956St Columba RC Church  DundeeScotland 
Item 20 of 201967Our Lady of Sorrows RC ChurchFintry DundeeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1939The 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 1Dundee Courier26 December 1931  p6 Image of Allan - at laying of foundation stone of UF Church, Caird Avenue