Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Fraser
Designation: Architect
Died: 1941(?)
Bio Notes: John Fraser was practising in Dunfermline from at least the second decade of the 20th century. He undertook work for the Carnegie Trust and for the Dunfermline Co-operative Society. His son John Strachan Fraser (born 1908) followed him into the profession, training at the School of Architecture in Edinburgh and in the office of Dick Peddie & Walker Todd before joining his father's firm in late 1930 or 1931 and being taken into partnership as John Fraser & Son later in the 1930s. He died in 1941.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Commercial Bank Buildings, Dunfermline, Fife, ScotlandBusiness1930 or 1931 *1939 or 4000s 
Item 2 of 23, Randolph Street, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland(?)Business1931 *  

* 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 2Crawford & Fraser1913(?)After 1915Partner 
Item 2 of 2John Fraser & Sonc. 1938(?)1941(?)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 5John Glendinning19201924Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Robert Leggat Hume19221923Assistant 
Item 3 of 5James Ferguson 19261930Apprentice 
Item 4 of 5Arthur Hunter1 February 19261931Apprenticenomination papers state John Fraser & Sons, but must have been Fraser as son hadn't joined him then - ?
Item 5 of 5Peter MacdonaldBefore 1934 Assistant 

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 201913Masonic LodgeDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 2 of 201913Orient Express CinemaDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 3 of 201915Porte CinemaBurntisland FifeScotland 
Item 4 of 201919Brucefield Housing SchemeDunfermline FifeScotlandTo design 16 five-apartment houses
Item 5 of 201920Reid's HallLochgelly FifeScotlandAlterations? New build?
Item 6 of 201920The AlhambraDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 7 of 201921Black Bull CinemaKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 8 of 201924Cattle markets for John Swan & Son  EdinburghScotlandExtensions, including brick addition to east extension
Item 9 of 201925Dunfermline Co-operative Society Unitas HallsDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 10 of 201925Seven cottagesDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 11 of 201926Pittencrieff Park, Cafeteria/Tea RoomDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 12 of 201928Telephone Kiosk to the west of Pittencrieff ParkDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 13 of 201930College of Hygiene and Physical Training and schoolDunfermline FifeScotlandAddition of gymnasium
Item 14 of 201932Forty-eight houses for Fife County CouncilKincardine-on-Forth FifeScotland 
Item 15 of 201933Houses for Fife County CouncilKincardine-on-Forth FifeScotland 
Item 16 of 201934Pittencrieff Park, Music Pavilion and public shelterDunfermline FifeScotlandMusic Pavilion - in collaboration with F A MacDonald & Partners?
Item 17 of 201935Dunfermline Public ParkDunfermline FifeScotlandNew bandstand? Decorative panel exhibited this year
Item 18 of 201938Houses, BraeheadAlva ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 19 of 201938St Leonard's HouseDunfermline FifeScotlandConversion to teacher training hostel
Item 20 of 201939Ice RinkDunfermline FifeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp13, p14

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder9 May 1941Vol CLX p450 - obituary