Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Ferrigan
Designation: Architect
Born: 1883
Died: 3 September 1947
Bio Notes: James Ferrigan was born in Canongate, Edinburgh in 1883 (District No 685/3, entry 356), the son of James Ferrigan, cork-cutter and Mary McDonald. He was articled to George Washington Browne, then of Peddie & Washington Browne, c.1899-1904. Thereafter he worked in several offices, including Honeyman Keppie & Mackintosh, prior to joining the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society's (SCWS's) architectural and surveying department. He was SCWS architect from at least 1919 onwards.

Ferrigan married Mary Russell, and they had a daughter, also Mary. He died of a subarachnoid haemorrhage and broncho pneumonia on 3 September 1947 at Victoria Infirmary while still in SCWS employment.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Canongate, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1883Before 1919Place of birth
Item 2 of 2105, Shields Road, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1947 *  

* 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 3Peddie & Washington Brownec. 1899c. 1904Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshAfter 1904Before 1919Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale Society (SCWS) Architectural Department (CWS Ltd Architecture & Design)Before 19191947Architect 

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 11919Scottish Wholesale Co-operative Society warehouse, Dalintober Street  GlasgowScotland 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Morag CrossInformation sent to DSA Sent March 2014
Item 2 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Letter to DMW from Kenneth F Masson, Chief Architect, SCWS Architectural and Surveying Department, 76 Morrison Street, Glasgow, 14 August 1962; research by Iain Paterson