Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Black Gordon
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1875
Died: 1962
Bio Notes: Charles Black Gordon was born c.1875 and 'articled in Ayr' 1891-95, commuting to Glasgow to attend classes at Glasgow School of Art. In 1895 he moved first to Edinburgh as assistant to Dunn & Watson, and then in the following year to Inverness to work for John Robertson. Thereafter he was for ten years assistant to the industrial architect Andrew Myles in Glasgow before finally securing a post in the LCC Architects' Department in 1907. He passed the qualifying exam in 1912 and was admitted ARIBA on 3 March 1913, his proposers being William Edward Riley of t he LCC, Maximilian Clarke who probably taught him at the Architectural Association - not mentioned in his nomination paper - and Sydney Perks, Surveyor to the City of London.

Gordon appears to have returned to Scotland possibly in retirement or perhaps to practise in his later years. Gordon died in 1962.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 18911895 
Item 2 of 4Aldine House, Bedford Street, London, EnglandBusiness1913 *  
Item 3 of 4111, Petherton Road, Highbury New Park, London, EnglandPrivateBefore 1913After 1914 
Item 4 of 4Morach, Rockcliffe, Dalbeattie, KirkcudbrightshirePrivate(?)Before 1934 *After 1950 

* 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 4Dunn & Watson18951896Assistant 
Item 2 of 4John Robertson18961897Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Andrew Myles18971907Assistant 
Item 4 of 4London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)1907 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 1Before 1976Children's home for Fife Regional Counxcil  FifeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder30 March 1962v202 p658 - obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v21 no2378 (microfilm reel 21)