Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Brown
Designation: Architect
Born: 25 March 1881
Bio Notes: John Brown was born on 25 March 1881 and was articled to Andrew & Newlands of Kilmarnock for five years, remaining as junior draughtsman for a further two years. He then acted as Clerk of Works for three years, commencing independent practice in 1906. He was elected LRIBA on 24 June 1912; he had no proposers but was recommended by Robert B Dyer, Senior Magistrate of the Royal Burgh of Stranraer. His nomination papers state that by that time he had written "a few essays on Public Health and Domestic Architecture".

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 121, King Street, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, ScotlandBusiness1910 *  

* 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 2Andrew & Newlands18961901Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Andrew & Newlands19011903Junior Draughtsman 

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 71897Hurlford UP ChurchHurlford AyrshireScotlandAs apprentice/draughtsman to Andrew & Newlands
Item 2 of 71900Westgate Co-operative Society BuildingsNewmilns AyrshireScotlandAs apprentice/assistant to Andrew & Newlands
Item 3 of 71901Co-operative BuildingsGalston AyrshireScotlandAs apprentice/assistant to Andrew & Newlands
Item 4 of 71902(?)Hurlford AcademyHurlford AyrshireScotlandAs assistant to Andrew & Newlands
Item 5 of 7After 1906Cottages and new premises, Hanover SquareStranraer WigtownshireScotland 
Item 6 of 7After 1906Villas, cottages and new premises for Newmilns Co-operative SocietyNewmilns AyrshireScotland 
Item 7 of 7After 1906Wigtown School, new laboratoryWigtown WigtownshireScotland 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v23 no1866