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Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Forrest Salmon
Designation: Architect
Born: 1843
Died: 7 October 1911
Bio Notes: William Forrest Salmon was born in 1843, the first son of architect James Salmon (1805-88) and Helen Russell (1817-81). He was sent to the office of James Smith in or about 1857 to train as an architect. There he became acquainted with William Leiper, William Scott Morton and the decorative artist James Moyr Smith, then engaged on the lavish interior work of Overtoun, Dumbarton. On completing his articles Forrest followed Scott Morton to London, securing a place in the office of George Gilbert Scott. From there he was probably responsible for the design of the polychrome Italian Gothic Anderston Established Church in 1864. He returned to Glasgow in or about 1866 and became a partner in his father's firm in 1867 or 1868 along with James Ritchie who had been a senior assistant in the office since at least 1862, the practice name becoming Salmon Son & Ritchie.

Forrest was admitted FRIBA on 4 December 1876, together with his father, who had become first President of the newly founded Glasgow Institute of Architects in 1868. They were amongst the first recruits in Charles Barry Junior and John Honeyman's campaign to extend the Scottish membership, their third proposer being Thomas Leverton Donaldson who had Ayrshire connections. In the meantime the partnership with Ritchie had been dissolved in 1872, the practice name now becoming James Salmon & Son. On 12 June of that same year William Forrest Salmon married Jessie Alexander (b. 1843) at Dalry House, Edinburgh, the home of William Scott Morton who had married Jessie's elder sister Elizabeth (Eliza) in 1867 when both were schoolteachers in Berwick. They were the daughters of Hugh Alexander (1814-1900), a native of Kilmarnock who had been a gamekeeper to the Earl of Southesk before becoming a tenant first at Duninald and then at Arrat Mill on the Southesk estate.

In his youth Forrest Salmon appears to have had promise as a Gothic designer, notably at Gallowhill House, Paisley (1867), but it was not sustained. Nevertheless the Salmons did succeed in attracting notable pupils in James Marjoribanks MacLaren and George Washington Browne. Like Leiper, Forrest retained his links with London which were greatly strengthened by the Scott Mortons who expanded their business first to the capital and then in 1889 to New York. These links brought the Salmons into an even wider artistic circle, Forrest's sister Helen Russell Salmon marrying the Yorkshire-born animal painter Tom Hunt, and among their many friends was the London Swedish architectural draughtsman Axel Haig who had accompanied Forrest on his first visit to Italy.

James Salmon (Senior) died on 5 June 1888 when walking home after giving one of his celebrated after-dinner speeches, leaving moveable estate of 2,559 19s 11d. Thereafter William Forrest continued the practice under the same name. Eighteen months previously, on 5 January 1887, Forrest's wife Jessie had died suddenly in Edinburgh while staying with the Scott Mortons. She left two sons - James, born on 13 April 1873 at 12 Seton Terrace, Glasgow, and Hugh, born 16 November 1874. James was initially educated privately and sent to Glasgow High School in September 1883, remaining there until 1888 when he joined the family firm for two years. Their upbringing was partly supervised by their father's formidable elder sister Wilhelmina - 'Aunt Mina' - who had looked after her father since her mother's death in 1881. Hugh was tall like his father and grandfather, James was relatively short in stature resulting in the sobriquets of 'Wee Troot' or 'Sardine'.

In 1890 James (Junior) was sent to Leiper's office to complete his apprenticeship, attending the classes at Glasgow School of Art for the unusually extended period of seven years, 1889-95. His aim appears to have been not only to benefit from the teaching of William James Anderson but also to maintain links with the 'New Sculpture' group there, the cosmopolitan Francis Derwent Wood, who had studied in Karlsruhe and Paris, the Dutchman Johan Keller and their Scots student Albert Hodge (who were to have a profound effect on the firm's architecture in the later 1890s and early 1900s). James left Leiper's office in 1894 at the end of his articles. Leiper's influence on Salmon was to remain marked in both commercial and domestic work. As a twenty-first birthday present Forrest sent him on a Grand Tour of the continent which is partly chronicled in watercolours in the Salmon collection, at NMRS, made between April and July of that year. He eventually returned to the family firm in March 1895.

In the meantime, in 1891, Forrest had engaged John Gaff Gillespie (b. 1870), who had been articled to James Milne Monro c. 1884, concurrently attending classes at Glasgow School of Art. Gillespie had won the Glasgow Institute of Architects prize in 1889 jointly with Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and it was this that brought him to the notice of Forrest Salmon. Like Mackintosh at Honeyman & Keppie, Gillespie was given design responsibility very early, notably at the free Flemish Renaissance Scottish Temperance League building in 1893 and the West of Scotland Convalescent Seaside Homes at Dunoon in 1895. In the same year he was made a partner, the everyday work of the practice having grown as a result of Forrest having secured some of the business of the British Linen Bank, whose architects were usually J M Dick Peddie & Washington Browne.

On his return James Salmon Junior worked under his father and Gillespie for rather more than two years, being given much of the design responsibility for Mercantile Chambers on Bothwell Street, a huge project in which the Salmons had a financial interest and in which they were to have their office. James became a partner in 1898, but for the next few years and even beyond the individual design responsibilities of Gillespie and James Junior are not always easy to separate. Their names were not acknowledged in the practice title until November 1903 when the firm became Salmon Son & Gillespie.

By that date there had been domestic changes in the Salmon family. Wilhelmina had remained unmarried and eventually a house at Lochgoilhead, renamed Gowandean, was bought for her and extended in 1897-98, before her father's death. On 11 June 1889 Forrest, remembered in the family as something of a ladies' man, married Agnes Cooper Barry, the daughter of a Forfar grocer who lived with her brother the Reverend James Cooper Barry, a civil engineer who had switched career to become a Free Church minister in 1882 and had obtained the charge of the North Free Church at Dumbarton. Neither Wilhelmina nor Forrest's sons took to Agnes, always referring to her as 'Steppy'. Hugh left home in 1894 to work for his grandfather at Arrat Mill, Brechin, and Auchenblae, Kincardineshire, emigrating to Dunedin in 1898 as wool and seed manager to Wright Stephenson & Company. James remained at home and in 1898 the Salmon family moved to the newly built Rowantreehill at Kilmacolm where they rapidly acquired a significant domestic clientele.

In his later years Forrest became prominent in professional matters as a Governor of Glasgow School of Art, President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects 1892-94, and a member of the RIBA Council. It was probably due to his influence that Gillespie and James Junior were admitted Fellows of the RIBA on 3 December 1906, Gillespie's proposers being Monro, Thomas Lennox Watson, Leiper and Forrest Salmon, and James's Leiper, John James Burnet, Watson and his father. By 1906 both Gillespie and James Junior had travelled extensively. Gillespie's nomination paper records travel in Italy, Spain and Morocco, and that of James Junior travel in Norway, Holland (1904), Romania, Austria and Hungary (1904), France (1894 and 1906), Switzerland (1894), Spain, Italy (1894 and 1904), Greece and Turkey (probably 1904). Sketches and photographs preserved in the Salmon collection at NMRS have left his travels well documented.

By the early 1900s Gillespie and Salmon's styles had begun to diverge, Gillespie's work tending to be a simplified free classic and Salmon's still a sculpturesque art nouveau as seen in the alternative elevational treatments in the competition for the new Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College competition of 1901, both partners adopting a highly simplified arts and crafts style for domestic, cottage hospital and golf clubhouse work. But from 1904 when they received the commission for Lion Chambers both Gillespie and James Junior had become interested in the possibilities of reinforced concrete, working closely with the structural engineer Louis Gustave Mouchel, the British-based representative of Francois Hennebique. Within the firm Forrest seems to have been responsible for the 'scheming out' of commissions, the detailed design work being delegated to Gillespie or to his son James. Forrest was latterly known as the commercial traveller, adept at moving in Parish Council, School Board and clubland circles to obtain directly commissioned work for the practice. The partners spent much of their time on designs for national and local competitions, none of which they succeeded in actually winning until 1908 when William Leiper selected their design for Stirling Municipal Buildings. It was mainly Gillespie's work. Construction was, however, some years away and in the summer of 1911 Forrest began to suffer from cancer. He died at Rowantreehill on 7 October. By his own wish he was buried with his first wife and the Scott Mortons at Merchiston Cemetery, Edinburgh. He left moveable estate of 7,008 11s 4d. Apart from architecture, painting and sculpture his other main interest in life had been golf, which he had played 'since his boyhood'.

While the Finance Act of 1909 had probably affected the prosperity of the practice as it had so many others, Forrest Salmon's will proved the catalyst for the dissolution of the partnership in June 1913. Forrest's will made no provision for James to inherit his share of the practice. It remained part of his trust estate and entitled 'Steppy' to a share of such profits as the firm had at that time. Gillespie now became senior partner and as James Junior had spent all his income on foreign travel and motoring (as a letter to Hugh of 18 August 1910 records) he could not afford to buy out either Gillespie or his stepmother. Gillespie bought out Agnes's interest, retaining the office in Mercantile Chambers, the archive (which was later sent for pulping when his successor Jack Antonio Coia was interned in 1940) and the Stirling commission. James moved out to a rented flat at 48 Jane Street, Blythswood Square which was both home and office, apparently without even a secretary. He retained the commission received in 1909 for the Admiralty Village at Cove Farm, Greenock of which only a few houses had been built in 1910, and was allowed to revive the name of the firm as it had existed prior to 1903, James Salmon & Son, later abbreviated simply to James Salmon FRIBA.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 915, Grafton Square, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1851 *  
Item 2 of 997, Hill Street, Garnethill, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1861 *  
Item 3 of 9Broomknowe, Broompark Circus, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1871 *  
Item 4 of 912, Seton Terrace, Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland(?)PrivateBefore 1873After 1881Place of birth of William Forrest's son James
Item 5 of 93, Broompark Circus, Dennistoun, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1888 *1891 
Item 6 of 93, Broompark Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 18881891 
Item 7 of 94, Burnbank Gardens, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1891 or 18921898 
Item 8 of 9Rowantreehill, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate18981911 
Item 9 of 9Mercantile Chambers/53, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 1898After 1906 

* 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 6James Smithc. 1857c. 1862(?)Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6(Sir) George Gilbert Scottc. 1862(?)c. 1866Assistant 
Item 3 of 6James Salmon (senior)c. 18661867 or 1868  
Item 4 of 6Salmon, Son & Ritchie1867 or 18681872Partner 
Item 5 of 6James Salmon & Son1872November 1903Partner 
Item 6 of 6Salmon, Son & GillespieNovember 19031911Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Charles Barry (junior)4 December 1876for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Leverton Donaldson4 December 1876for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3John Honeyman4 December 1876for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 23Alexander Adam27 March 1911for Associateship
Item 2 of 23Andrew Whitford Anderson9 June 1884for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 23William James Anderson5 June 1893for Associateship
Item 4 of 23Robert Alexander Bryden20 May 1878for Fellowship
Item 5 of 23Vernon Constable2 March 1908for Associateship
Item 6 of 23William Cowie5 June 1893for Associateship
Item 7 of 23John Fairweather11 June 1894for Associateship
Item 8 of 23James Richard Fleming29 November 1897for Associateship
Item 9 of 23John Gaff Gillespie3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 10 of 23Charles Gourlay13 June 1889for Associateship
Item 11 of 23George Gunn11 March 1895for Associateship
Item 12 of 23Charles Alfred Harding4 December 1911for Associateship
Item 13 of 23John Andrew MacAra13 January 1890for Associateship
Item 14 of 23James Miller7 April 1902for Fellowship
Item 15 of 23Thomas Anderson Moodie5 March 1900for Associateship
Item 16 of 23John Campbell Turner Murray6 June 1904for Fellowship
Item 17 of 23Andrew Robertson5 June 1893for Associateship
Item 18 of 23James Salmon (junior)3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 19 of 23Archibald Scott5 December 1904for Associateship
Item 20 of 23John Bothwell SteelLate 1910for Licentiateship
Item 21 of 23John Thomson11 June 1906for Fellowship
Item 22 of 23Walter Stephen Tucker3 February 1902for Associateship
Item 23 of 23John White4 December 1893for 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 1601867Gallowhill HousePaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 2 of 1601867 or 1868Deaf and Dumb InstituteLangside GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 1601868Cranstonhill Bakeries  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 160c. 1868Bluevale ChurchDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 1601869Greenock InfirmaryGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandEnlargement
Item 6 of 1601871Barony Parochial AsylumLenzie LanarkshireScotlandWon competition and secured job - began with linking blocks and wings
Item 7 of 1601871British Linen Bank Eglinton Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 1601871Lanarkshire County Bridewell  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction and new house for governor: won in competition
Item 9 of 1601871Middle Free ChurchGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 10 of 160c. 1871Templetons' Warehouse  GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 1601874Dennistoun Free ChurchDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 1601874St Andrew's Parish Church  GlasgowScotlandReplacement of pews
Item 13 of 1601875Camden Street School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 1601875Crookston Street School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 1601875Greenside School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 1601875Lambhill Public School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 1601875Oatlands SchoolOatlands GlasgowScotland 
Item 18 of 160Before 1876Mansion for Mr ClarkPaisley (near) RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 19 of 1601877Cranstonhill Bakeries  GlasgowScotlandFurther buildings
Item 20 of 160June 1877Trades House  GlasgowScotlandPlans for new building submitted for invited competition; subsequently abandoned after failure to reach a decision
Item 21 of 1601879New Club  GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 1601880Glasgow Municipal Buildings  GlasgowScotlandFirst competition design
Item 23 of 1601881Dennistoun SchoolDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 24 of 1601882Trades House  GlasgowScotlandEntered second competition - not successful
Item 25 of 1601884Broomhill HouseKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations and additions - east wing and end tower with cupola
Item 26 of 1601889Allan Glen's School  GlasgowScotlandExtension - new technical block
Item 27 of 1601889Gourlay Street Established ChurchSpringburn GlasgowScotland 
Item 28 of 1601890Dennistoun Estate, sections of Finlay DriveDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 29 of 1601890Offices, West George Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 30 of 1601891Alliance ChurchStrone ArgyllScotland 
Item 31 of 1601891Barony Parochial AsylumLenzie LanarkshireScotlandAdditions - two-storey central block and towers
Item 32 of 1601891Old Aisle Cemetery, Monument to Miss Beatrice ClugstonKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 33 of 1601891Whitehill Street SchoolDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 34 of 1601891Whitevale Bowling ClubDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 35 of 1601892Clydebank Municipal BuildingsClydebank DunbartonshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 36 of 1601892Deaf and Dumb InstituteLangside GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 37 of 1601892Gallowhill HousePaisley RenfrewshireScotlandAdditions and extensive internal alterations
Item 38 of 1601892Holburn Sausage Factory  GlasgowScotland 
Item 39 of 1601892Tenements, Shaftsbury Street  GlasgowScotlandAddition of toilets
Item 40 of 1601892Workshops for George Sellars  GlasgowScotland 
Item 41 of 160c. 1892Wilson's Colosseum West End branch  GlasgowScotland 
Item 42 of 1601893Scottish Temperance League building  GlasgowScotlandOriginal building
Item 43 of 1601894British Linen Bank  GlasgowScotlandDrawings signed by William Forrest Salmon
Item 44 of 1601894Broomhill HouseKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotlandAddition of west wing
Item 45 of 1601894Marine HotelTroon AyrshireScotland 
Item 46 of 1601894Office and chimney stalk for Porteous & Crawford  GlasgowScotland 
Item 47 of 1601894Whitehill Street SchoolDennistoun GlasgowScotlandLaundry, workshops and gymnasium added
Item 48 of 160c. 1894House, Onslow DriveDennistoun GlasgowScotlandHugh Alexander Salmon apparently responsible for design, at end of his apprenticeship
Item 49 of 1601895Dennistoun Infant School, drill hall and workshopsDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 50 of 1601895Dunoon HydropathicDunoon ArgyllScotlandExtensive new buildings
Item 51 of 1601895Higginbotham's Springfield Works  GlasgowScotland 
Item 52 of 1601895Nurses' Home  GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 53 of 1601895Premises for D P Menzies  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 54 of 160After 1895Interior work for R Hunter Craig MP   Scotland 
Item 55 of 1601896Deaf and Dumb InstituteLangside GlasgowScotlandEarn Cottage and Boys' Home and alterations to rear classrooms
Item 56 of 1601896Glasgow School of Art  GlasgowScotlandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 57 of 1601896Scheme for villa     
Item 58 of 1601896Tenements, Rose Street  GlasgowScotlandAddition of toilet accommodation
Item 59 of 160189722 Park Circus  GlasgowScotlandInteriors - internal alterations, including billiard room (1905)
Item 60 of 1601897British Linen BankGovan Cross GlasgowScotland 
Item 61 of 1601897Glasgow Rubber WorksNorth Kelvinside GlasgowScotlandAddition
Item 62 of 1601897Mercantile Chambers  GlasgowScotland 
Item 63 of 1601897Post OfficeGovan Cross GlasgowScotland 
Item 64 of 1601898Bakery for J & B Stevenson  GlasgowScotlandVan shed and stables
Item 65 of 1601898Glasgow International Exhibition of 1901Kelvingrove GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - unplaced
Item 66 of 1601898GowandeanLochgoilhead ArgyllScotland 
Item 67 of 1601898Higginbotham's Springfield Works  GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 68 of 1601898RowantreehillKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 69 of 1601898St Andrew's Free Church Hall  GlasgowScotland 
Item 70 of 1601898St Vincent Chambers  GlasgowScotland 
Item 71 of 1601898Village HallLochgoilhead ArgyllScotland 
Item 72 of 1601899British Linen Bank and TenementHutchesontown GlasgowScotland 
Item 73 of 1601899Glasgow Savings BankAnderston Cross GlasgowScotland 
Item 74 of 1601899Shop, Union Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations to shop and basement foundation
Item 75 of 1601899Tenements, Charlotte Street  GlasgowScotlandToilet additions
Item 76 of 1601899Tenements, High Street and Duke Street  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - unsuccessful
Item 77 of 1601900Eastern District Hospital  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 78 of 1601900House, 12 University Gardens  GlasgowScotland 
Item 79 of 1601900Offices, West Regent Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and conversion to tearooms and restaurant
Item 80 of 1601900Semi-detached block of houses  GlasgowScotland 
Item 81 of 1601900Singer Manufacturing Company WorksKilbowie DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations to offices
Item 82 of 160c. 1900Municipal Offices and bankOban? Argyll?ScotlandSketch design
Item 83 of 160Late 1900 or early 1901Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - unsuccessful
Item 84 of 1601901Art Nouveau archway     
Item 85 of 1601901Deaf and Dumb InstituteLangside GlasgowScotlandAlterations to Earn Cottage and Boys' Home
Item 86 of 1601901Glasgow International Exhibition of 1901, electric fire and clock overmantelKelvingrove Park GlasgowScotland 
Item 87 of 1601901Lloyd Morris Memorial ChurchOatlands GlasgowScotland 
Item 88 of 1601901Marine HotelTroon AyrshireScotlandAddition, forming L Plan
Item 89 of 1601901Shop, Union Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations to shopfront
Item 90 of 1601901Tenements, Dale StreetBridgeton GlasgowScotlandToilet additions
Item 91 of 160c. 1901Newlands Bowling Club, clubhouseLandside GlasgowScotland 
Item 92 of 160190214-15 (or 13 and 14) Woodlands Terrace  GlasgowScotlandExtension and internal remodelling
Item 93 of 1601902Barony Parochial AsylumLenzie LanarkshireScotlandDesign for a village asylum - not built
Item 94 of 1601902Barony Parochial AsylumLenzie LanarkshireScotlandNurses' quarters and pathological unit
Item 95 of 1601902British Linen Bank Head Office  GlasgowScotlandAlterations, additional floors and corner dome
Item 96 of 1601902Carnegie Public LibraryRutherglen LanarkshireScotlandCompetition entry - unsuccessful
Item 97 of 1601902Newton Park SchoolAyr AyrshireScotlandCompetition entry - unsuccessful
Item 98 of 1601902Three large office blocks  GlasgowScotlandProposals only
Item 99 of 1601902Whitehill Street SchoolDennistoun GlasgowScotlandThree storey classroom extension
Item 100 of 160After 1902Lanfine Cottage Home for Consumptives, BroomhillKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotlandBuilt to revised plans
Item 101 of 1601903British Linen Bank  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 102 of 1601903Cranstonhill Bakeries  GlasgowScotlandPartial remodelling
Item 103 of 1601903Elgin Place Mission Halls  GlasgowScotlandCompetition entry - unsuccessful
Item 104 of 1601903Gallowhill House, Motor Car House and Chauffeur's HousePaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 105 of 1601903Hamilton Municipal Buildings and Public LibraryHamilton LanarkshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 106 of 1601903Plantation Bakery  GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 107 of 1601903Renfrew Parish Church HallsRenfrew RenfrewshireScotlandCompetition entry - not successful
Item 108 of 1601903Tenements, Dale Street  GlasgowScotlandToilet addition
Item 109 of 1601904Catholic Apostolic Church  GlasgowScotlandBaptistery and new aisle
Item 110 of 1601904Kirkintilloch Town Hall and Municipal BuildingsKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 111 of 1601904Lion Chambers, Hope Street  GlasgowScotlandWith Louis Gustave Mouchel of the Yorkshire Hennebique Company as structural engineer
Item 112 of 1601904MiyanoshitaKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 113 of 1601904St Peter's Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 114 of 1601904WalfordPrestonpans East LothianScotlandAdditions
Item 115 of 160190588 West Regent Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and extension
Item 116 of 1601905British Linen BankThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 117 of 1601905British Linen BankStromnessMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 118 of 1601905British Linen BankKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 119 of 1601905Cottages at BrechinBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 120 of 1601905Den O' GryffeKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotlandOriginal house
Item 121 of 1601905Mitchell Library  GlasgowScotlandCompetition entry - not successful
Item 122 of 1601905North LodgeEdzell AngusScotlandFor his sister-in-law, Miss Margaret Alexander
Item 123 of 1601905Workshop and studio for William NicolMount Florida GlasgowScotland 
Item 124 of 1601906BolfraxGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 125 of 1601906Campbell's Music Salon  GlasgowScotlandProposed alterations
Item 126 of 1601906Cartsburn Public SchoolGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 127 of 1601906DilkushKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 128 of 1601906NorthernhayKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotlandExtension
Item 129 of 1601907Den O' GryffeKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotlandExtension
Item 130 of 1601907Dunoon HydropathicDunoon ArgyllScotlandAlterations to kitchen and new wing
Item 131 of 1601907HoughtonKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotlandNew porch
Item 132 of 1601907Liberal Club  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - unsuccessful
Item 133 of 1601907London County Hall  LondonEnglandCompetition design - unsuccessful
Item 134 of 1601907Nether KnockbuckleKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 135 of 1601907Perth Town HallPerth PerthshireScotlandCompetition design - unsuccessful
Item 136 of 1601907Stable, Winton AvenueGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 137 of 1601907Ten workmen's cottages, Garthamlock and Queenslie CollieryShettleston GlasgowScotland 
Item 138 of 1601908BakeryStranraer WigtownshireScotland 
Item 139 of 1601908Bakery for J & B Stevenson  GlasgowScotlandAlterations to bakery
Item 140 of 1601908Blantyre Cottage HospitalBlantyre LanarkshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 141 of 1601908Glamorgan County Buildings  CardiffWalesCompetition design - not successful
Item 142 of 1601908Industrial shelterPossilpark GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 143 of 1601908Kilmacolm Golf ClubKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotlandToolhouse, shelter and landscaping works
Item 144 of 1601908Stirling Municipal BuildingsStirling StirlingshireScotlandWon competition and secured job (building later completed by Gillespie after dissolution of partnership)
Item 145 of 1601909AuchendouneDoune PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 146 of 1601909Co-ownership cottagesKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 147 of 1601909Cove Farm Garden SuburbGourock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 148 of 1601909Ferro Concrete shop and offices   ScotlandCompetition design
Item 149 of 1601909Hamilton Academy (and house at school)Hamilton LanarkshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 150 of 1601909Offices for the Scottish Assurance Company  GlasgowScotland 
Item 151 of 1601909Rutherglen Town HallRutherglen LanarkshireScotlandCompetition design for extension - not successful (extension not built)
Item 152 of 1601909VellorePolmont StirlingshireScotlandAddition of laundry
Item 153 of 16019106 Cathedral Square  GlasgowScotlandAlterations - new chimneypiece
Item 154 of 1601910Ashfield, Central Avenue, Beech AvenueCambuslang LanarkshireScotlandAlterations
Item 155 of 1601910Offices, 36 Oswald Street and Ann Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 156 of 1601910Offices, Blochairn Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 157 of 160191115 Park Gardens SouthPartick GlasgowScotlandHearth and stained glass work
Item 158 of 1601911Bakery for J & B Stevenson  GlasgowScotlandAlterations to bakery
Item 159 of 1601911DrumlanrigPollokshields GlasgowScotlandRedecoration and heating
Item 160 of 1601911Housing Blackley EstateBlackley ManchesterEnglandArchitectural Competition Third place, 50 premium.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 6Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp145 Lion Chambers
Item 2 of 6Miles Glendinning, Diane Watters, David Whitham Docomomo Scotland Leaflet  p227 Image of Lion Chambers
Item 3 of 6O'Donnell, Raymond2003The life and work of James Salmon architect, 1873-1924 Edinburgh: The Rutland Press 
Item 4 of 6Post Office Directories     
Item 5 of 6Walker, David M1966Salmon, Son, Grandson and Gillespie Scottish Art Review, vol. X, no. 3, pp. 17-29 
Item 6 of 6Walker, David W1995The Salmon Collection Unpublished: copy in NMRSDSA text is adapted from this source

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4British ArchitectOctober 1911   
Item 2 of 4Builder1 December 1911   
Item 3 of 4Quiz27 July 1893   
Item 4 of 4RIBA Journal11 November 1911 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp27

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information on addresses from research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F v5 p56, microfiche 89/A4


© All rights reserved. From Quiz 27 July 1893 

© All rights reserved. From Quiz 27 July 1893