Basic Biographical Details

Name: George MacCallum Davidson
Designation: Architect
Born: 1880
Died: 24 January 1952
Bio Notes: George MacCallum Davidson was born in Bridge of Allan and articled to Ebeneezer Simpson of Stirling from 1887 to 1902, and attended Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, remaining as assistant with Simpson until 1905 when he joined R M Christie's practice in Dunblane. Christie took him into partnership on 1 January 1909. Davidson was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by William Fleming Wilkie and the Dundee Institute of Architects. At that time he was still working with Christie and was living at Louise Villa, Bridge of Allan.

At some point before 1920 he returned to Stirling as partner to Ebeneezer Simpson, later in the same year the practice becoming Simpson, McMichael & Davidson when Alastair Marshall McMichael joined them. The practice was based at 16 King Street.

Simpson retired in 1924 but the practice continued under the existing title. In 1939-40 Davidson was a Fellow and Member of Council of the Stirling Society of Architects. His partnership with McMichael was dissolved at the end of the Second World War, both partners continuing to practise separately thereafter. By 1950 DAvidson was a Fellow of the Sciety of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Davidson died on 24 January 1952.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6Easter Colinton Road, Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate 1952 
Item 2 of 6Dunblane, Perthshire, ScotlandBusiness1911 *  
Item 3 of 6Louise Villa, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1911After 1914 
Item 4 of 616, King Street, Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandBusiness(?)Before 1920After 1939 
Item 5 of 6Bowaters Paper Mills, Northfleet, Kent, EnglandBusiness1930 or 1931 *  
Item 6 of 675, Murray Place, Stirling, Stirlingshire, ScotlandBusiness(?)1950 *  

* 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 6R M Christie18871902Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Ebeneezer Simpson18971902Apprentice 
Item 3 of 6Ebeneezer Simpson19021905Assistant 
Item 4 of 6R M Christie190531 December 1908Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Christie & Davidson1 January 1909Before 1920PartnerBecame partner in 1909
Item 6 of 6Simpson, McMichael & DavidsonBefore 1920c. 1945Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1William Fleming Wilkie20 July 1911for Licentiateship - as President of the Dundee Institute of Architects

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 23 Buildings for John Dickinson & So LtdCroxley Greem, Watford HertfordshireEnglandNew building and additions
Item 2 of 23 Carpet Factory for Messrs A F Stoddard (or Stoddart)Stirling StirlingshireScotlandAdditions
Item 3 of 23 Clyde Paper MillsEastfield, Rutherglen LanarkshireScotlandLaege additions
Item 4 of 23 Coating factoryTadcaster YorkshireEngland 
Item 5 of 23After 1905Farm buildingsDunblane (and district) PerthshireScotlandAs assistant to R M Christie
Item 6 of 23After 1905ResidencesDunblane (and district) PerthshireScotlandAs assistant to R M Christie
Item 7 of 23After 1905Shops and dwellingsCallander PerthshireScotlandAs assistant to R M Christie
Item 8 of 23After 1905The MossDunblane PerthshireScotlandAs assistant to R M Christie
Item 9 of 23After 1909Ashfield Works, workmen's dwellingsDunblane PerthshireScotland 
Item 10 of 23After 1909Ivy LodgeBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotlandAlteration
Item 11 of 23After 1909Queen Victoria Memorial School, Drums of the KippendavieDunblane PerthshireScotlandSwimming bath
Item 12 of 23After 1909VillaBalloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 13 of 23After 1920Bowaters Paper mills, Ellesmere PortThe Wirral LiverpoolEngland 
Item 14 of 23After 1920Factory or housing at NorthfleetNorthfleet KentEngland 
Item 15 of 23After 1920Glenpatrick FactoryElderslie RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 16 of 23After 1920Premises for J Pullar & SonsDunblane PerthshireScotland 
Item 17 of 23After 1920Premises for J Pullar & SonsBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 18 of 23After 1920Westfield Paper MillsBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 19 of 231926Victoria HallDunblane PerthshireScotland 
Item 20 of 231929Bowater's Mersey Paper Mill, NetherpoolEllesmere Port CheshireEnglandEstimated cost 1,000,000
Item 21 of 231932Stirling District and County Savings BankAlva StirlingshireScotland 
Item 22 of 231933New Co-operative storeStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 23 of 231937St Ninian's Parish ChurchStirling StirlingshireScotlandAlterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder8 February 1952182 p232

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 v17 no1218