Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||J & H V Eaglesham |
|Designation: ||Architectural practice |
|Started: ||1899(?) |
|Ended: || |
|Bio Notes: ||John Eaglesham was born in Ayr on 27 December 1855, and was a pupil and principal assistant to John Mercer of Ayr from 1 November 1871. He worked in Brazil in 1881 and passed the qualifying exam in 1885. He was admitted ARIBA on 8 June that same year, his proposers being John Honeyman, Campbell Douglas and John Burnet. He succeeded Mercer as Burgh Surveyor of Ayr but resigned in 1899 to join his younger brother Henry Vincent Eaglesham (born 28 August 1861), already in practice in Ayr and principally as an engineer, as senior partner in the firm of J & H V Eaglesham. (There are indications from other RIBA Nomination Papers that they were working together before this date, perhaps with John working concurrently with his salaried post.) About 1900 the practice was joined by William Cowie, born in 1867, as chief draughtsman: Cowie had been articled to A & W Reid in Elgin and had been assistant to Sydney Mitchell & Wilson in Edinburgh and to Clarke & Bell in Glasgow. |
Henry died suddenly in Florence in 1901 and Cowie left to commence his own practice in 1904. After his brother's death, John practised alone, although the partnership name was retained. John died in 1922. Hugh Eaglesham who must have been a son of one of the Eaglesham brothers continued to practise from 20 Cathcart Street into the 1930s.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|24, Wellington Square, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland||Business||c. 1904||1914 or 1915|| |
|20, Cathcart Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland||Business||1914 or 1915||After 1926|| |
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