Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Kilgour Foggie
Designation: Architect
Born: 15 June 1870
Died: 1920
Bio Notes: Thomas Kilgour Foggie was born on 15 June 1870, the son of James Foggie of Dundee and Margaret Kilgour. He attended Mr Birrell's School in Euclid Crescent, Dundee, and was articled to his father c.1885-90, studied at Dundee Technical Institute and travelled to London and Paris. He was made a partner in 1894 in his father's firm as James Foggie & Son, and succeeded to the practice in 1895. He was admitted LRIBA on 24 June 1912, proposed by William Fleming Wilkie and the Dundee Institute of Architects, which he had joined in 1900. His practice specialised in tenements 'of the highest class' and suburban houses, most of which were in a simple harled Harrison Townsend- and Voysey-derived idiom; Foggie himself describes some of these villas in his LRIBA nomination papers as 'outstanding'. The practice, never large, suffered securely during the First World War and his final years were spent in considerable financial distress. Frank Thomson recalled that he was near to tears when pleading with his father, James Thomson, the City Architect, for a share of the Addison Act housing in 1919, but it had already been allocated. He died in 1920.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 245, Commercial Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1911After 1912 
Item 2 of 262, Dock Street, Dundee, ScotlandPrivate1912 * Misprinted as 'Duck Street' in BAL Directory

* 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 3James Foggiec. 1885c. 1890Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3James Foggiec. 18901894Assistant(?) 
Item 3 of 3James Foggie & Son18941920Partner 


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 Wilkie24 June 1912for 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 7After 1894DalgarthDownfield DundeeScotland 
Item 2 of 7After 1894Villa for W S Taylor  DundeeScotland 
Item 3 of 71898Panmure Church and hallsMonifieth AngusScotlandHall
Item 4 of 7c. 1907Ault-na-Craig  DundeeScotland 
Item 5 of 71910Rocknowe  DundeeScotland 
Item 6 of 7c. 191014-16 Bingham Terrace  DundeeScotland 
Item 7 of 7c. 191038-48 Dalkeith Road  DundeeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints: Website 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information from Frank Thomson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v24 no1922