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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Nisbet Paterson
Designation: Architect
Born: 3 May 1862
Died: 10 July 1947
Bio Notes: Alexander Nisbet Paterson was born at Berkeley Terrace, Glasgow on 3 May 1862, the youngest son of Andrew Paterson and his wife Margaret Hunter. The Hunters were sewed muslin manufacturers. When his father was orphaned at nineteen his uncle James Hunter appointed him a foreman in his warehouse and took him into partnership two years later at the early age of twenty-one. He was a good watercolourist as well as an astute businessman and most of his family developed artistic interests. James, born 1854, became the Glasgow Boys painter and William, born 1859, was later to own a Bond Street art gallery in London.

Alexander was educated at the Western Academy and at Glasgow Academy. His parents wanted him to enter the church and he attended Glasgow University where he graduated MA in 1882. He really wanted to become a painter like his eldest brother but his parents could not afford two painters in the family. As they were friendly with the Burnets, architecture was decided on as a compromise. Probably after some initial training in the Burnet office, he followed John James Burnet's advice and entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the atelier Jean Louis Pascal in 1883. By that date his eldest brother James had returned from Paris, where he had studied in the studio of Jacquessen de la Chevreuse and the atelier of Jean-Paul Laurens. At the Ecole he also spent time in the atelier of M Galland who specialised in decoration. His record at the Ecole was very competent but not especially distinguished, probably because he had entered it with rather less practical experience than most. During the vacations he made study tours of France, Holland and Belgium.

In 1886 Paterson returned to the Burnet office to find John Archibald Campbell had been taken into partnership. There he worked first as an improver and as a draughtsman, his skill as a watercolourist being much in demand for the presentation perspectives of the firm's projects. In 1889 he won the RIBA silver medal and passed the qualifying exam. He was admitted ARIBA on 3 March 1890, his proposers being Richard Phené Spiers, John Burnet senior and his new employer in London, Colonel Robert William Edis. After about a year with Edis as head draughtsman, he moved to the rather more up-to-date practice of Sir Aston Webb & E Ingress Bell as Webb's assistant on the competition for the South Kensington Museum before commencing independent practice in Glasgow late in 1891. Although they were never to be associated again in business, Paterson remained close to the Burnets and also developed a friendship with William James Anderson taking adjoining offices and sharing an apprentice, Alexander David Hislop.

In 1896 having won the Godwin scholarship Paterson took a career break to visit the USA and produced 'A Study of the domestic architecture in the United States of America in the year 1896, with special reference to questions of plans, construction, heating, drainage etc.'. Burnet also visited the USA in that year but the extent to which their paths crossed is not known: but he did take the opportunity to visit his fellow 'élève' in Pascal's atelier, Stewart Henbest Capper, the newly appointed Professor of Architecture at McGill University in Montreal.

Paterson's practice was probably cared for by Anderson during his absence. On his return he married Margaret (Maggie) Hamilton, sister of the Glasgow School painter James Whitelaw Hamilton in 1897, his father giving him Turret, one of the four houses in Helensburgh he had financed to help start Paterson's practice; his father and mother themselves moved to Torwood House, Rhu in 1893 as all the family were keen on sailing. Two years later, in 1899, Paterson achieved some fame by coming a close second to James Miller in the competition for the Glasgow International Exhibition of 1901.

In 1900 Paterson took on as his assistant Donald McKay Stoddart. Born in 1875 Stoddart was the son of J Hastie Stoddart, editor of the Glasgow Herald and had recently returned from an extensive tour of France and Italy following an apprenticeship with Honeyman & Keppie in 1893-97 and classes at Glasgow School of Art under William James Anderson. Somewhat unusually he was given freedom to have a small private practice. He was admitted LRIBA on 4 July 1910 his proposers being Paterson, John Keppie and Andrew Graham Henderson.

In 1901 Campbell Douglas found it necessary to dissolve his partnership with Alexander Morrison and in early 1903 Douglas merged his practice with Paterson's as Campbell Douglas & Paterson, the retained office being Douglas's at 266 St Vincent Street. Their relationship was a very happy one but in 1906 Douglas had a bad recurrence of an old illness (probably that which afflicted him in 1888) and was forced to retire. The merger was carried out in a very civilised way, Douglas going to some trouble to place those staff made redundant with other practices. Paterson thereafter practised alone but retained Douglas's name in the firm title until at least 1910. He was admitted FRIBA on 28 February of the latter year, his proposers being Burnet, Phené Spiers and Aston Webb, and was elected ARSA in 1911. From that date onwards, if not earlier, he became a close friend of Robert Lorimer. He became a Governor of Glasgow School of Art in 1916 and from at least that time onwards became deeply committed to architectural education as A Graham Henderson's obituary records. In 1919 on his return from war service Stoddart was taken into partnership. But his health had been damaged and his role in the office remained much the same as it had been before 1914, as in Paterson's words, he suffered from 'a want of boldness in general conception, the proverbial failure to see the wood for the trees'.

Stoddart was admitted FRIBA on 30 November 1925, his proposers being Paterson, Keppie and John Watson, the last reflecting the close relationship which had developed between Paterson and the Watsons.

Stoddart died of pneumonia early in 1930. Paterson's own health was affected by cancer of the throat. The operation to remove it was successful but he had to relearn how to speak and c.1936 handed his practice over to John Watson Junior of Watson & Salmond. Paterson then devoted the rest of his life to watercolour painting, having been RSW since 1916. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Paris Salon and the New English Art Club, as well as at the principal exhibitions in Scotland. His other interests were golf, hill-walking and the Ancient Monuments Board of which he became a member in 1930.

Paterson died at Helensburgh on 10 July 1947. He was survived by Maggie who died on 21 January 1952, his artist daughter Mary Viola and a son Alastair Hamilton Paterson who entered the army and rose to the rank of Major General.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 9Berkeley Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate3 May 1862 * Place of birth
Item 2 of 94, St John's Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1879After 1891 
Item 3 of 917, Portland Terrace, London, EnglandPrivate1890 *  
Item 4 of 913, Portland Terrace, London, EnglandPrivate1892 *  
Item 5 of 9136, Wellington Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 1892Early 1903 
Item 6 of 9The Gables, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1897Before 1910 
Item 7 of 9266, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessEarly 1903After 1924 
Item 8 of 9The Long Croft/The Longcroft, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19101947 
Item 9 of 9219, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1929After 1931 

* 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 6John Burnet & SonBefore 1883(?) Apprentice(?) 
Item 2 of 6Burnet Son & Campbell18861889ImproverDraughtsman by the time he left
Item 3 of 6(Sir) Robert William Edis18901891Assistant 
Item 4 of 6(Sir) Aston Webb & E Ingress Bell18911891Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Campbell Douglas & PatersonEarly 19031910Partner 
Item 6 of 6A N Paterson & Stoddart1919c. 1936Senior Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 14Charles Edward Whitelawc. 1896December 1899Chief Draughtsman 
Item 2 of 14James Clark Mackenzie1897 Apprentice 
Item 3 of 14Joseph Browne Dick Gorman1897c. 1900Apprentice 
Item 4 of 14George Andrew Paterson18991900Draughtsman 
Item 5 of 14Donald McKay Stoddart1900Early 1903Chief Draughtsman 
Item 6 of 14Basil Ionides19001904 or 1905Apprentice 
Item 7 of 14Joseph Browne Dick Gormanc. 19001902Assistant 
Item 8 of 14Thomas Callender Campbell Mackiec. 1902Early 1903Apprentice 
Item 9 of 14Alexander Thomson Scott19061908Assistant(?) 
Item 10 of 14Robert BrodieOctober 1910 Apprentice 
Item 11 of 14John Scott LawsonJune 1913November 1913Draughtsman 
Item 12 of 14Alexander Graham Glen1915 Draughtsman 
Item 13 of 14Ernest Frederick Tew19221927Apprentice 
Item 14 of 14Ernest Frederick Tew19271930Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6John Burnet (senior)3 March 1890for Associateship
Item 2 of 6(Sir) John James Burnet28 February 1910for Fellowship
Item 3 of 6(Sir) Robert William Edis3 March 1890for Associateship
Item 4 of 6Richard Phené Spiers3 March 1890for Associateship
Item 5 of 6Richard Phené Spiers28 February 1910for Fellowship
Item 6 of 6Aston Webb28 February 1910for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 35John Maurice Arthur1921for Fellowship
Item 2 of 35Alexander Cosmo Smith AuldLate 1921 or early 1922for Associateship
Item 3 of 35William BaillieLate 1922for Associateship
Item 4 of 35William Barclay24 June 1912for Licentiateship - as President of Glasgow Institute of Architects
Item 5 of 35James BennettLate 1915for Associateship
Item 6 of 35William Theodore Percival Bryce26 November 1926For Associateship
Item 7 of 35John Begg Campbell24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 8 of 35Charles Crawford24 June 1912for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects
Item 9 of 35Douglas Lindsay Crawford4 June 1928For Associateship
Item 10 of 35Wilfrid Fitzalan Crombie24 June 1912for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects
Item 11 of 35Joseph Browne Dick GormanLate 1910for Licentiateship
Item 12 of 35Charles Gourlay1921for Fellowship
Item 13 of 35Arthur Donald Hamilton24 June 1912for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects
Item 14 of 35John George Drysdale Henderson9 January 1939for Associateship
Item 15 of 35James HoustonEarly 1920for Associateship
Item 16 of 35William Kerr24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 17 of 35Robert Norman Houghton MacKellarEarly 1914for Associateship
Item 18 of 35Alexander Mackintosh3 December 1934for Fellowship
Item 19 of 35Alexander Nisbet MalcolmLate 1920for Fellowship
Item 20 of 35John Sibbald McKay11 June 1923For Associateship
Item 21 of 35Thomas McMillan16 January 1911for Licentiateship
Item 22 of 35Geoffrey James MonroEarly 1932for Associateship
Item 23 of 35George Andrew Paterson27 October 1920for Fellowship
Item 24 of 35Archibald Gilchrist PatonEarly 1921For Associateship
Item 25 of 35James Campbell Reid2 December 1912for Fellowship
Item 26 of 35David Salmond9 June 1913for Fellowship
Item 27 of 35Charles Geddes SoutarLate 1922for Fellowship
Item 28 of 35John StewartLate 1920 or early 1921for Fellowship
Item 29 of 35Donald McKay Stoddart4 July 1910for Licentiateship
Item 30 of 35Donald McKay Stoddart30 November 1925for Fellowship
Item 31 of 35Ernest Frederick Tew19 June 1939for Associateship
Item 32 of 35John Watson (junior)16 November 1943for Fellowship
Item 33 of 35Andrew Victor Wilson24 June 1912for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects
Item 34 of 35Joseph WilsonMid 1919for Associateship
Item 35 of 35Thomas Peach Weir YoungMid 1921for 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 175 Brooklands Cemetery, memorial to Edith Charlotte Amy Browne, wife of William Bell PatersonSale CheshireEnglandDate unknown
Item 2 of 175 Caddonfoot Parish ChurchCaddonfoot SelkirkshireScotlandReredos - date unknown
Item 3 of 175 House in Kingsborough Gardens  GlasgowScotlandEntrance hall and drawing room - date unknown
Item 4 of 175 Houses in West KilbrideWest Kilbride AyrshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 5 of 175 Muirend Savings BankCathcart GlasgowScotlandDate unknown
Item 6 of 175 Rhu Churchyard, Guthrie MemorialRhu DunbartonshireScotlandDate uncertain
Item 7 of 175 Torwood HouseRhu|Row DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations - no date on drawings - but perhaps about 1900-1910
Item 8 of 175 Unidentified font    Date unknown
Item 9 of 175 Yarrow Church, Wordsworth plaqueYarrow Selkirkshire Date not certain
Item 10 of 1751888Library for Solicitors to the Supreme Courts of Scotland  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design - unplaced
Item 11 of 175c. 18903 Great Western Terrace  GlasgowScotlandDates uncertain - billiard room and service rooms added
Item 12 of 1751891Glasgow Art Gallery and MuseumKelvingrove GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - second premium? (Harper suggests it was unplaced)
Item 13 of 175Before 1891South Kensington MuseumSouth Kensington LondonEnglandAs assistant to Sir Aston Webb on competition design
Item 14 of 1751892Arngask Institute and Library and adjoining cottagesGlenfarg PerthshireScotland 
Item 15 of 1751893Glasgow Eye Infirmary Dispensary  GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 1751894Claremont Street UP Church  GlasgowScotlandRedecoration
Item 17 of 1751894Helensburgh UP ChurchHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandRedecoration
Item 18 of 1751894KilneissMoniaive DumfriesshireScotlandAdditions
Item 19 of 1751894Lesmahagow Parish ChurchLesmahagow LanarkshireScotlandRebuilding - won competition to secure job
Item 20 of 1751894St Andrews Free ChurchKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotlandRedecoration
Item 21 of 1751895Four villas, Millig StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 22 of 1751895Villa, 1 Rowallan StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 23 of 1751895West and East GablesHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 24 of 1751896Glasgow School of Art  GlasgowScotlandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 25 of 1751896Westdel and RoystonDowanhill GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 26 of 1751897Busby House (for Mr Kessock)Busby LanarkshireScotlandBilliard room
Item 27 of 1751897Lesmahagow Parish Church Halls and Session HouseLesmahagow LanarkshireScotland 
Item 28 of 1751897UplandsWest Kilbride AyrshireScotland 
Item 29 of 1751898Auchendennan HouseArden DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions - entrance hall, porch, etc - and decorations
Item 30 of 1751898Glasgow International Exhibition of 1901Kelvingrove GlasgowScotlandSecond premiated competition design (£150 premium)
Item 31 of 1751898Jeffrey House, Boarding House for Edinburgh Academy  EdinburghScotland 
Item 32 of 1751898Scott House, Boarding House for Edinburgh Academy  EdinburghScotland 
Item 33 of 1751899Bank Street UF Church and HallClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 34 of 1751899ElstowDowanhill GlasgowScotlandMajor alterations and additions
Item 35 of 1751899Victoria HallsHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension of gallery, and alterations to smoking room
Item 36 of 1751900FindhornHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition of verandah
Item 37 of 1751900Gallery, 5 Old Bond Street  LondonEnglandNew shop front and gallery interior
Item 38 of 1751900Larchfield AcademyHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandLatrines
Item 39 of 1751900Stable and power house for H Taylor Brown EsqGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 40 of 1751900Three interiors     
Item 41 of 1751900Two interiors  GlasgowScotland 
Item 42 of 1751900West Kilbride Public HallWest Kilbride AyrshireScotland 
Item 43 of 175c. 1900(?)LaggaryRhu/Row DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations
Item 44 of 1751901Golfhill Public SchoolDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 45 of 1751901LagarieRhu/Row DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 46 of 1751901RavenswoodHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations
Item 47 of 1751901St Bride's Girls' SchoolHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 48 of 1751901The CroftHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandFor himself
Item 49 of 1751902Belhaven Terrace West  GlasgowScotlandAlterations to drawing room and library
Item 50 of 1751902Clyde Street SchoolHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandBegun on his own but completed in partnership?
Item 51 of 1751902Dunkeld CathedralDunkeld PerthshireScotlandProposals for restoration of Choir - competitive design (Dunn & Watson appointed)
Item 52 of 1751903Barr & Stroud's Optical Instrument WorksAnniesland GlasgowScotlandWith William Arrol & Co
Item 53 of 1751903Buildings on Ann Street for Baird  GlasgowScotland 
Item 54 of 1751903Hamilton Municipal Buildings and Public LibraryHamilton LanarkshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 55 of 1751903Moor GateHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 56 of 1751903RedholmHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandLibrary and billiard room wing, and detached laundry
Item 57 of 1751903Three interiors     
Item 58 of 1751903University Press, Offices for R Maclehose & CoAnniesland GlasgowScotland 
Item 59 of 1751904Free Church College  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design to refurbish church after fire - not successful
Item 60 of 1751904Swanstonhill ButeButeScotlandCompetition design for proposed reconstruction - not successful
Item 61 of 1751904Three interiors for a town house  GlasgowScotland 
Item 62 of 1751904Unspecified House at HelensburghHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 63 of 175Before 1904Lochboisdale ChurchLochboisdaleSouth UistInverness-shireScotland 
Item 64 of 1751905A small country house     
Item 65 of 1751905ColmskaHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations
Item 66 of 1751905Fire station, houses and officesHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 67 of 1751905Hall and reading roomRhu/Row DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 68 of 1751905HaplandMauchline AyrshireScotland 
Item 69 of 1751905Hermitage SchoolHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition of physics wing and art department
Item 70 of 1751905Sauchfield Terrace and Crescent  GlasgowScotlandKitchen outhouse with segmentally pedimented dormer to rear at No 7
Item 71 of 1751906Colquhoun Arms HotelArrochar DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 72 of 1751906Croft HouseHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension, alterations and plant houses
Item 73 of 1751906DhuhillHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandDormer window
Item 74 of 1751906FerniegairHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandServants' accommodation and attic addition
Item 75 of 1751906King's College Hospital  LondonEnglandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 76 of 1751906Westdel and RoystonDowanhill GlasgowScotlandFurther extension
Item 77 of 175February 1906National Bank of Scotland, St Enoch Square  GlasgowScotlandWon commission (in partnership)
Item 78 of 1751907Liberal Club  GlasgowScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 79 of 1751907Logie Parish Church, Drinking fountain (at church)Logie StirlingshireScotland 
Item 80 of 1751907Perth Town HallPerth PerthshireScotlandCompetition design -awarded second premium
Item 81 of 1751907St George's Episcopal ChurchMaryhill GlasgowScotlandRood screen
Item 82 of 1751907Yarrow ChurchYarrow SelkirkshireScotlandAlterations and additions and restoration
Item 83 of 175Before 1907Golf Clubhouse, Old Course, RanfurlyBridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotlandUnexecuted designs
Item 84 of 1751908St Bride's Girls' SchoolHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandMusic room, and extension linking main building to gymnasium
Item 85 of 1751908Town BuildingsHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition
Item 86 of 1751908Yarrow Village InstituteYarrow SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 87 of 175c. 1908Drum MilligHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 88 of 1751909Barr & Stroud's Optical Instrument WorksAnniesland GlasgowScotlandFurther work
Item 89 of 1751909Villa, 23 Suffolk Street and 39 Millig StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions to rear (probably a studio)
Item 90 of 1751910Balvaird, stables and garageHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 91 of 1751910Ben VenuiHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions including Fives court
Item 92 of 1751910County Police ChambersRenfrew RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 93 of 1751910CourtallamHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 94 of 1751910FerniegairHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandEnlargement of coachman's house
Item 95 of 1751910Hermitage SchoolHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition of the gymnasium
Item 96 of 1751910Tenements, 271-285 Dumbarton Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 97 of 175May 1910Glasgow School Board Offices  GlasgowScotlandCompetition designs
Item 98 of 175c. 1910The Hall, WoodendHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandConversion of main house; new lodge house and garage
Item 99 of 1751911Arrochar HotelArrochar DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 100 of 1751911Dun EaglaisKippen StirlingshireScotlandAdditions - with Sir D Y Cameron
Item 101 of 1751911Royal Exchange  GlasgowScotlandProposed extension scheme (additional floors over hall) - not carried out
Item 102 of 1751911Small House on Knoc CluneNewtonmore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 103 of 1751912Albion Motor Car Works OfficesScotstoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 104 of 1751912Lesmahagow Parish Church Halls and Session HouseLesmahagow LanarkshireScotlandExtensions to halls
Item 105 of 175July 1912NethertonNewton Meanrs RenfrewshireScotlandMay be by Paterson but drawings need to be checked.
Item 106 of 175c. 1912Scalesheugh  CumberlandEngland 
Item 107 of 1751913Fairmuir Special SchoolFairmuir DundeeScotlandAssessor in architectural competition
Item 108 of 1751913IngleneukHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension and additional bay window
Item 109 of 175c. 1913WhincroftHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 110 of 1751914Elmbank, StroneDunoon ArgyllScotland 
Item 111 of 1751914Yarrow ChurchYarrow SelkirkshireScotlandProposed lychgate
Item 112 of 175February 1914National Bank of Scotland, Gourock BranchGourock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 113 of 1751915Camis Eskan HouseCraigendoran DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations, including new front
Item 114 of 1751915Easterton HouseMilngavie/Mugdock StirlingshireScotlandAdditions; also summerhouse and doocot
Item 115 of 175After 1916Lesmahagow Parish Church, Halliday Gordon Gillies LecternLesmahagow LanarkshireScotlandHalliday Gillies died in 1916
Item 116 of 175c. 1916Gourock Municipal BuildingsGourock RenfrewshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 117 of 175191710 Great Western Terrace  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and redecoration restoring original Thomson scheme
Item 118 of 1751919Ancrum War MemorialAncrum RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 119 of 1751919Memorial Cross to the Earl and Countess of HomeDouglas LanarkshireScotland 
Item 120 of 175c. 1919Barr & Stroud's, War MemorialAnniesland GlasgowScotland 
Item 121 of 175c. 1919Belmont Church, War MemorialHillhead GlasgowScotland 
Item 122 of 175c. 1919Bolton Parish Church War MemorialBolton East LothianScotland 
Item 123 of 175c. 1919Bon Accord Works, War MemorialYoker GlasgowScotland 
Item 124 of 175c. 1919Church at Cathcart, War MemorialCathcart GlasgowScotland 
Item 125 of 175c. 1919Glasgow Dairy Company Ltd, War Memorial  GlasgowScotland 
Item 126 of 175c. 1919Killean and Kilkenzie War MemorialTayinloan ArgyllScotland 
Item 127 of 175c. 1919Lennoxtown War MemorialCampsie StirlingshireScotland 
Item 128 of 175c. 1919Lesmahagow War Memorial gatewayLesmahagow LanarkshireScotland 
Item 129 of 175c. 1919Luss War MemorialLuss DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 130 of 175c. 1919National Bank, War Memorial  EdinburghScotland 
Item 131 of 175c. 1919St Andrews UF Church, war memorial  EdinburghScotland 
Item 132 of 175c. 1919St George's Church, War Memorial doorcase  EdinburghScotland 
Item 133 of 175c. 1919Unidentified alabaster war memorial  AyrshireScotland 
Item 134 of 175c. 1919West Coates Church, War Memorial  EdinburghScotland 
Item 135 of 175c. 1919Yarrow Church, War Memorial SlabYarrow SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 136 of 1751920National Bank of Scotland War Memorial  EdinburghScotland 
Item 137 of 1751920Shandon war memorialGullybridge DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 138 of 175c. 1920Kippen War MemorialKippen StirlingshireScotland 
Item 139 of 175c. 1920Langside Old Parish ChurchLangside GlasgowScotlandWar memorial
Item 140 of 175c. 1920Rhu War MemorialRhu/Row DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 141 of 175c. 1920William Millie Dow MemorialDysart FifeScotland 
Item 142 of 1751922Ardmay HouseArrochar DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions
Item 143 of 1751922Helensburgh War Memorial, Hermitage ParkHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 144 of 1751922Holy Trinity Episcopal ChurchKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandInternal alterations - inlcuding nave roof and mullions and transoms of windows?
Item 145 of 1751922Scalesheugh  CumberlandEnglandFurther work?
Item 146 of 175c. 1922Scalesheugh Mausoleum  CumberlandEngland 
Item 147 of 1751923Campbeltown War MemorialCampbeltown ArgyllScotlandWon competition to secure job (according to HS Lists and B of S)
Item 148 of 1751923RowaleynRhu/Row DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions - entrance tower (probably by Paterson)
Item 149 of 1751923Scottish National Zoological Park, Gateway (including lodge)Corstorphine EdinburghScotland 
Item 150 of 1751923St Bride's Girls' SchoolHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandJunior wing and alterations
Item 151 of 1751923Yarrow ChurchYarrow SelkirkshireScotlandRebuilding after fire
Item 152 of 175c. 1923Helensburgh Cemetery, Bonar Law MemorialHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 153 of 1751924Glasgow Academy War Memorial  GlasgowScotlandTook over job
Item 154 of 1751924Scottish National Zoological Park AquariumCorstorphine EdinburghScotlandAppointed after competition but later modified the design
Item 155 of 1751925Additions to a house in Stirlingshire  StirlingshireScotland 
Item 156 of 1751925Duncan Macpherson HospitalGourock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 157 of 1751925Mausoleum in a private park     
Item 158 of 1751925The Savings Bank of Glasgow, MuirendCathcart GlasgowScotland 
Item 159 of 175c. 1925Tomb of Stewart Henbest Capper  CairoEgypt 
Item 160 of 1751926Gleddoch HouseLangbank (near) RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 161 of 1751926The CroftHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations
Item 162 of 1751927Palace of the League of Nations  GenevaSwitzerlandCompetition design
Item 163 of 1751928DunardHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandUnspecified work
Item 164 of 1751928National Bank of Scotland, Helensburgh BranchHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 165 of 1751929University of Glasgow Students Union  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 166 of 1751930Cawdor Lodge and Tower HouseHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition over garage
Item 167 of 1751930Royal Exchange  GlasgowScotlandFurther proposed extension scheme - not carried out
Item 168 of 1751932Rural seatCardross DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 169 of 1751932St Giles Cathedral, R S Lorimer Memorial  EdinburghScotland 
Item 170 of 1751933RowaleynRhu/Row DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations
Item 171 of 1751935War Memorial of 6th Highland Light Infantry, City of Glasgow Regiment  GlasgowScotlandProbably design of c.1920 re-exhibited
Item 172 of 1751937The CroftHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandFormation of attic bedrooms
Item 173 of 1751937The CroftHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandGarage
Item 174 of 1751940Royal Exchange  GlasgowScotlandApproved extensions scheme
Item 175 of 175Early 1900sDunardRhu/Row DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions - probably by Paterson (HS)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 8Glasgow Contemporaries1901Glasgow Contemporaries at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century   
Item 2 of 8Gow, Ian and Rowan, Alistair1995Scottish Country Houses  pp325-335 (Anne Riches : 'The architects house and the search for a national style: A N Paterson and Longcroft)
Item 3 of 8James Paterson1983James Paterson, Moniaive and following family traditions Catalogue of exhibition held at Little Art Gallery 
Item 4 of 8Paterson Family1977The Paterson Family Catalogue of exhibition held at the Fine Art Society 
Item 5 of 8RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 6 of 8Scottish Biographies1938  E J Thurston (pub.) 
Item 7 of 8Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p99, p105, p139
Item 8 of 8Who's Who in Glasgow1909    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 12Architect and Building News25 July 1947  Obituary
Item 2 of 12Architects Journal1 November 1911   
Item 3 of 12Architects Journal15 October 1939   
Item 4 of 12Architects Journal17 July 1947  Obituary
Item 5 of 12Architectural Review1927  Article on Lorimer's War Memorial by A N Paterson
Item 6 of 12Builder21 November 1924127 p841
Item 7 of 12Building News8 July 1947   
Item 8 of 12RIAS QuarterlyNovember 1947no70Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)Obituary by A Graham Henderson
Item 9 of 12RIBA Journal30 July 1921 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsArticle on Sir Rowand Anderson by A N Paterson. P511
Item 10 of 12RIBA Journal18 July 1938 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsArticle on Sir John Burnet by A N Paterson p893
Item 11 of 12RIBA JournalAugust 1947v54London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp530 - obituary
Item 12 of 12Scotsman17 May 1947  Obituary p3

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3Mitchell Library GlasgowOffice Plans and drawings of Watson, Salmond & GrayTD 1155/1, 12, 13Drawings relating to various memorials, probably all by Paterson
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional research by Iain Paterson
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v11 p28 (microfiche 46/D6); F v20 no1431 (microfilm reel 13)


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