Basic Biographical Details

Name: Clarke & Bell & J H Craigie
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1 January 1905
Ended: After 1930
Bio Notes: The practice of Clarke & Bell & J H Craigie was formed on 1 January 1905 when James Hoey Craigie, until then principal assistant, was taken into partnership by George Bell II, who was then principal of the firm of Clarke & Bell & R A Bryden. George Bell I had died in 1887, William Clarke in 1889, and Robert Alexander Bryden had left the practice in 1902.

George Bell II died on 18 October 1915, and Craigie on 30 March 1930. The practice was continued by Bell's son George Bell III under the same name.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2212, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1904  
Item 2 of 2227, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1941 *1953 

* 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 10James Allan Lauchlan31 December 19041907Apprentice 
Item 2 of 10Alexander Nisbet Malcolm1 January 1905April 1908Senior Assistant 
Item 3 of 10John Marshall Hunter1 January 1905November 1910Chief Assistant 
Item 4 of 10George Bell II1 January 19051915Partner 
Item 5 of 10James Hoey Craigie1 January 19051930Partner 
Item 6 of 10James Allan Lauchlan19071910Assistant 
Item 7 of 10James Allan Lauchlan19101912Chief Draughtsman 
Item 8 of 10Archibald McNeil Duncan19291941Draughtsman 
Item 9 of 10George Bell IIIBefore 1930 Partner 
Item 10 of 10James Smith Kirkwood19331938Apprentice 

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 191905A & G Thomson's Warehouse  GlasgowScotlandAdditions - 2 floors added
Item 2 of 191906Public Bar and Billiard Hall  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 191907ChurchPartick GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 191908Marble cutting works  GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 191908The Grant Arms  GlasgowScotlandComplete remodelling
Item 6 of 191910Justiciary Court Houses  GlasgowScotlandComplete rebuilding retaining portico
Item 7 of 19After 1911John Anderson's Royal Polytechnic   GlasgowScotlandRestaurant and alterations
Item 8 of 191912Corona Bar  GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 191912St Mary's Parish ChurchKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 10 of 191913Baltic Wire and Metal Works  GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 11 of 191923King's Arms HotelGirvan AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 12 of 191929Lewis's Royal Polytechnic  GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 191931City and County Buildings and second Merchants' House  GlasgowScotlandRestoration and renovation of Sheriff Court House
Item 14 of 191932Tobacco Warehouse, James Watt Street  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction
Item 15 of 191934Royal Bank of Scotland  GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 19193659-61 Renfield Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 191938Buchanan Parish Church  GlasgowScotlandRebuilding after fire
Item 18 of 191952Premises of James Craig Ltd, St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans for additions and alterations
Item 19 of 196 March 1953Premises of James Craig (Glasgow) Ltd, Victoria Road  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder1915  p312 Obituary of George Bell II
Item 2 of 4Builder11 April 1952  p573
Item 3 of 4Builder6 March 1953  p400
Item 4 of 4RIBA Journal6 November 1915 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp16 Obituary of George Bell II

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v17 no1201; F no1763 (microfilm reel 14) (Craigie's Paper)