Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Gibson
Designation: Architect
Born: 31 January 1838
Died: 5 June 1896
Bio Notes: Thomas Gibson was born on 31 January 1838 at Strathavonhouse, Carluke, Lanarkshire, the son of William Gibson, farmer, and his wife, Mary Stevenson. He commenced practice at 12 Royal Exchange in about 1860 with George Cousin and John Chesser. He relocated to 16 Royal Exchange in 1863 and to 41 Queen Street from about 1864. He died on 5 June 1896 at 26 Polwarth Crescent. His wife, Agnes F Reid, daughter of William Reid and Isabelle Strachan, whom Gibson had married in 1861, died on 9 February 1917. Both Gibson and his wife were buried in Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1612, Royal Exchange, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1860c. 1862 
Item 2 of 1616, Royal Exchange, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1863 Business and home from c1880 to c1889
Item 3 of 1641, Queen Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1864c. 1865 
Item 4 of 1629, Frederick Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1869c. 1873No entry in 1874
Item 5 of 1615, Leven Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1871  
Item 6 of 1674, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1875  
Item 7 of 1677, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1876  
Item 8 of 164, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1878  
Item 9 of 16108, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1879c. 1880 
Item 10 of 161, Westhall Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1880c. 1889 
Item 11 of 1624, Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1881c. 1883 
Item 12 of 164, Maitland Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1884c. 1886 
Item 13 of 161, Westhall Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1887  
Item 14 of 16122, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1888c. 1891 
Item 15 of 163, Upper Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1893  
Item 16 of 1626, Polwarth Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1895c. 1896Last entry

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 111859GreenmountBurntisland FifeScotland 
Item 2 of 111872Offices of the Glasgow Herald, 2-10 St Giles Street  EdinburghScotlandGifford attribution
Item 3 of 1118775-11 Alvanley Terrace  EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 111877Warrender Park Crescent  EdinburghScotland 
Item 5 of 111878113-151 Warrender Park Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 6 of 111878Tenement, 1 Marchmont Street  EdinburghScotlandAttribution by HS
Item 7 of 11c. 1878Tenement, 2 Marchmont Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 11c. 1878Tenement, 3 Marchmont Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 11c. 1878Tenement, 4 Marchmont Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 11c. 1880Corner block of tenements, 1 Alvanley Terrace and 153-161 Warrender Park Road  EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 11c. 1978Tenements, 123-125 Warrender Park Road and Marchmont Street cornerMarchmont EdinburghScotlandOther architects may hav ebeen involved too.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Steve Robb, Historic Scotland