Basic Biographical Details

Name: Keppie & Henderson
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: January 1916
Bio Notes: The partnership of Honeyman and Keppie was formed late in 1888 or very early in 1889. In October 1888 James Sellars died, his senior partner Campbell Douglas then taking the practice's chief assistant into partnership. Sellars's head draughtsman John Keppie (1862-1945) was then taken into partnership by John Honeyman (1831-1914) and was allowed to take Anderson's College of medicine with him as a setting-up commission: this effectively refinanced and refounded Honeyman's practice which had been very seriously short of work in 1886-88. The partnership of Honeyman & Keppie ended with John Honeyman's retirement on 1 January 1901: Charles Rennie Mackintosh was then taken into partnership the practice title becoming Honeyman Keppie & Mackintosh.

The practice title of Honeyman & Keppie was revived in June 1914, Mackintosh having withdrawn from the partnership; John Keppie then became sole partner. This second phase of the title lasted until January 1916 when Andrew Graham Henderson was taken into partnership, the practice title then becoming John Keppie & Henderson, later shortened to Keppie Henderson. Henderson was at first only nominally a partner, and did not re-enter the office until the end of the First World War.

See separate entries for partners for further information.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4257, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1925 *1930(?) 
Item 2 of 4261, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1932After 1934 
Item 3 of 4181, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1938 *  
Item 4 of 4196, West Regent Street, Glasgow, Scotland 1947After 1950 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Archibald Oliphant HamiltonEarly 1929 Assistant 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 27Walter Neil Wilson Ramsay  AssistantDates for this not clear, but probably in late 1940s.
Item 2 of 27Andrew Graham HendersonJanuary 1916 Partner 
Item 3 of 27Archibald Gilchrist PatonJanuary 1916Before 1930Assistant 
Item 4 of 27John KeppieJanuary 19161937(?)Partner 
Item 5 of 27Samuel Lionel Lipson19181923Apprentice 
Item 6 of 27Alexander Smellie19201929Draughtsman 
Item 7 of 27Robert Anderson Collie13 August 19231927Apprentice 
Item 8 of 27Richard Mervyn Noad (or simply Mervyn Noad)19241929Apprentice 
Item 9 of 27Robert RennieAfter 1924Before 1933Draughtsman 
Item 10 of 27John Eadie Waddel Dallachyc. November 19251926  
Item 11 of 27David Gordon McConvilleAfter 1926Before 1938Assistant 
Item 12 of 27William Caie Walker1926 or 19271928 or 1929Assistant 
Item 13 of 27Alastair Frew Wallace (or Alexander Frew Wallace)19281932Apprentice 
Item 14 of 27Richard Alan Webber19281932Apprentice 
Item 15 of 27Herbert Ramage19281934Assistant 
Item 16 of 27Richard Mervyn Noad (or simply Mervyn Noad)19291930Draughtsman 
Item 17 of 27Alexander Smellie19291948Partner 
Item 18 of 27Archibald McNeil DuncanMarch 1929September 1929Draughtsman 
Item 19 of 27Ronald McPherson Watson YoungMay 1929Before August 1931DraughtsmanJunior Draughtsman
Item 20 of 27Archibald Macintosh Doak1933c. 1936Apprentice 
Item 21 of 27Agnes Freeland Johnston (Mrs Gratton)Mid 1933Mid 1933ApprenticeDuring summer holiday
Item 22 of 27Agnes Freeland Johnston (Mrs Gratton)Mid 1934Mid 1934ApprenticeDuring summer holiday
Item 23 of 27Agnes Freeland Johnston (Mrs Gratton)Mid 1935Mid 1935ApprenticeDuring summer holiday
Item 24 of 27Alistair Robertson Whitelaw (or Alexander Robertson Whitelaw)19361939(?)Assistant 
Item 25 of 27Robert William Kelly Cupples Rogerson19361940Apprentice 
Item 26 of 27Archibald Macintosh Doak19381949Assistant 
Item 27 of 27Alistair Robertson Whitelaw (or Alexander Robertson Whitelaw)19461949Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 174 Burton & Saunders Limited, Stanley Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 1741918Blanefield  Glasgow?ScotlandWork for John Hay
Item 3 of 1741918Deanholm   ScotlandAlterations
Item 4 of 1741918Glasgow Art Gallery and MuseumKelvingrove GlasgowScotlandNew print room
Item 5 of 1741918Glasgow Herald Building  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 6 of 1741918RedholmHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandToolshed
Item 7 of 174191937 Bishop Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 1741919MarybankDowanhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 1741919Memorial to William Doleman  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 1741919Premises for Millers Ltd   Scotland 
Item 11 of 1741919Scottish Temperance League building  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and conversion of Scottish Temperence League to Daily Record Building
Item 12 of 1741919Store in Bishop Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 17419205 University Gardens  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 14 of 1741920745 Cumbernauld Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 1741920Brisbane HouseBellahouston GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 1741920BrockenbraeKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 17 of 1741920Carntyne Dyewood MillsCarntyne GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 18 of 1741920City of Glasgow Friendly Society  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction and domed addition on Douglas Street
Item 19 of 1741920Fordoun Parish ChurchFordoun KincardineshireScotlandWar Memorial
Item 20 of 1741920Jordanhill Training College, Demonstration SchoolJordanhill GlasgowScotlandBuilding completed
Item 21 of 1741920Lenzie Academy War MemorialLenzie DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 22 of 1741920Lenzie UP ChurchLenzie Dunbartonshire/LanarkshireScotlandWar memorial
Item 23 of 1741920Pettigrew & Stephens Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 24 of 1741920Pettigrew & Stephens Department Store  GlasgowScotlandExtension onto Bath Street
Item 25 of 1741920Premises for James Fulton  GlasgowScotland 
Item 26 of 1741920StrooveSkelmorlie AyrshireScotlandChauffeur's cottage and additions
Item 27 of 1741920Uddingston UF Church, War MemorialUddingston LanarkshireScotland 
Item 28 of 1741920Warehouse for Pettigrew & Stephens  GlasgowScotland 
Item 29 of 1741921Dennistoun BakeryDennistoun GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 30 of 1741921Progress Co-operative Society buildings and SCWS canteenShieldhall GlasgowScotlandWon competition and secured job but only partly built
Item 31 of 1741921Ross VillageBurnmouth BerwickshireScotland 
Item 32 of 1741922Glasgow Art Club  GlasgowScotlandAlterations to vestibule
Item 33 of 1741923Evening Citizen offices and printing worksCentral GlasgowScotlandReconstruction
Item 34 of 1741923Glasgow Cross  GlasgowScotlandAdjusted original design making one of the quadrants concave (instead of convex as in 1914 design)
Item 35 of 1741923Glasgow Necropolis, monumentDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 36 of 1741923Lenzie UP ChurchLenzie Dunbartonshire/LanarkshireScotlandChancel and other alterations, including new roof
Item 37 of 1741923Tolbooth  GlasgowScotlandRestoration and part refacement following demolition of Tolbooth Building
Item 38 of 1741924172 Bath Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations?
Item 39 of 174192425 Eglinton Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 40 of 1741924Arisaig, Letham Drive  GlasgowScotlandGarage
Item 41 of 1741924Brankston storehouse  GlasgowScotland 
Item 42 of 1741924British Empire Exhibition, StandWembley LondonEngland 
Item 43 of 1741924David Elder InfirmaryGovan GlasgowScotland 
Item 44 of 1741924Glasgow Necropolis, monumentDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 45 of 1741924Port Glasgow Parish ChurchPort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotlandRefurbishment
Item 46 of 1741924Queen's Rooms, La Belle Place  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 47 of 174192557-59 Buchanan Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 48 of 1741925Glasgow Evening News building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 49 of 1741925Mercat Building  GlasgowScotlandHenderson mainly responsible
Item 50 of 1741925Premises for Robert Graham & Sons  GlasgowScotland 
Item 51 of 174c. 1925Langside Parish Church, Allan Halls  GlasgowScotland 
Item 52 of 174192670-72 Ingram Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 53 of 1741926British Linen Bank, West George Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 54 of 1741926Cardross Drill Hall, GeilstonCardross DunbartonshireScotlandAddition
Item 55 of 1741926Harvieston, Leslie RoadPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 56 of 1741926Pollok Golf ClubPollok Estate GlasgowScotland 
Item 57 of 1741926SunnybankPartickhill GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 58 of 1741927Auchans  AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 59 of 1741927FactoryEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 60 of 1741927Free St Matthew's Church  GlasgowScotlandRestoration
Item 61 of 1741927Glasgow Herald Building  GlasgowScotlandRefurbishment
Item 62 of 1741927Glasgow School of Art  GlasgowScotlandRepairs and alterations
Item 63 of 1741927Glasgow School of Art, Assembly Buildings  GlasgowScotland 
Item 64 of 1741927House at TurnberryTurnberry AyrshireScotland 
Item 65 of 1741927House at Whitecraigs  GlasgowScotland 
Item 66 of 1741927House for Mrs Jennie M NicolsonWhitecraigs GlasgowScotland 
Item 67 of 1741927Penwold HouseBridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotlandEstate buildings/alterations
Item 68 of 1741927St Andrews Parish ChurchGullane East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 69 of 1741927St Enoch Hogganfield ChurchRiddrie GlasgowScotland 
Item 70 of 1741927The MeadowsMilngavie DunbartonshireScotlandAddition
Item 71 of 1741927Trades House  GlasgowScotlandWon competition - complete refacing of ground-floor fašade, and other repairs
Item 72 of 174192824-30 Sussex Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 73 of 1741928Campsie Parish Church ManseCampsie StirlingshireScotland 
Item 74 of 1741928HouseSt Brelades BayJersey Channel Islands 
Item 75 of 1741928House at PrestwickPrestwick AyrshireScotland 
Item 76 of 1741928House for C Lyle ThomsonWhitecraigs GlasgowScotland 
Item 77 of 1741928Kelvin Nursing Home  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 78 of 1741928Ladybank HouseGirvan AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 79 of 1741928Manse at GovanGovan GlasgowScotlandAlteration
Item 80 of 1741928New West ChurchGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandStone restoration
Item 81 of 1741929Bank of Scotland, Sauchiehall Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 82 of 1741929Brisbane HouseBellahouston GlasgowScotlandAlteration
Item 83 of 1741929Canal Boatmen's InstitutePort Dundas GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 84 of 1741929Cloberhill Elementary SchoolKnightswood GlasgowScotland 
Item 85 of 1741929Evening Citizen offices and printing worksCentral GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 86 of 1741929Faslane Cemetery, R L Anderson MemorialGarelochhead ArgyllScotland 
Item 87 of 1741929Harvieston, Leslie RoadPollokshields GlasgowScotlandGarage added
Item 88 of 1741929Parish Church ManseCarmunnock LanarkshireScotlandAlteration
Item 89 of 1741929Premises for Kodak  GlasgowScotland 
Item 90 of 1741929Premises for Kodak, Grainger Street  Newcastle upon TyneEngland 
Item 91 of 1741929Trades House  GlasgowScotlandAlterations - reception room
Item 92 of 1741929Watt Brothers premises  GlasgowScotlandNew block on Hope Street
Item 93 of 1741930sAssociated Scottish Newspapers premises  GlasgowScotland 
Item 94 of 1741930David Elder InfirmaryGovan GlasgowScotlandNew ward
Item 95 of 1741930Dunoon HydropathicDunoon ArgyllScotlandAdditions
Item 96 of 1741930House at Easter CulbowieBuchlyvie StirlingshireScotland 
Item 97 of 1741930Mavor & Coulson Ltd Engineering WorksBridgeton GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 98 of 1741930Penwold HouseBridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotlandPannell Farm
Item 99 of 1741930Premises for Kodak Ltd, Lord Street  LiverpoolEngland 
Item 100 of 174c. 1930Paisley Library and MuseumPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandExtension - date uncertain
Item 101 of 1741931British Linen Bank and TenementHutchesontown GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 102 of 1741931British Linen Bank, Clarkston BranchClarkston GlasgowScotland 
Item 103 of 1741931Castle KnockCrieff PerthshireScotlandRepairs and refurbishment
Item 104 of 1741931Gailes Club House  AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 105 of 1741931Garage, 60-74 Broad Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 106 of 1741931Glasgow School of Art  GlasgowScotlandWork on Old Dental Buildings
Item 107 of 1741931Killermont HouseNew Kilpatrick/Bearsden Dunbartonshire/GlasgowScotlandAlterations and repairs
Item 108 of 17419321-2 Colebrook Terrace  GlasgowScotlandAlterations to 1-2 Colebrooke Terrace
Item 109 of 1741932City of Glasgow Friendly Society  GlasgowScotlandAlterations to no 202 (according to Stark)
Item 110 of 1741932Free Church College  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 111 of 1741933British Linen BankWick CaithnessScotland 
Item 112 of 1741933Broughton HouseKirkcudbright KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations
Item 113 of 1741933Cove Cemetery, R J Dunlop MonumentCove DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 114 of 1741933FactoryEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandAlterations
Item 115 of 1741933Glasgow Evening News building  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction?
Item 116 of 1741933Kenilworth Hotel  GlasgowScotland 
Item 117 of 1741933Linthouse United Free ChurchGovan GlasgowScotlandAlterations for organ chamber
Item 118 of 1741933Offices for Glasgow Daily Record  GlasgowScotland 
Item 119 of 1741933Paisley Library and MuseumPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandExtension
Item 120 of 1741933Pollok Golf ClubPollok Estate GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 121 of 1741934431 Keppochhill RoadSpringburn GlasgowScotland 
Item 122 of 1741934British Linen Bank Head Office  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 123 of 1741934Croftfoot Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 124 of 1741934Daly's premises  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 125 of 1741934Dennistoun BakeryDennistoun GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 126 of 1741935'The Spittal'Stonehouse LanarkshireScotland 
Item 127 of 1741935CessfordTroon AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 128 of 1741935Garage for Western Motor Co  GlasgowScotland 
Item 129 of 1741935Glasgow Herald Building  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 130 of 1741935Kelvin Nursing Home  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 131 of 1741935Langside Old Parish ChurchLangside GlasgowScotlandStone cleaning
Item 132 of 1741935Premises for R A Peacock & Son Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 133 of 1741935Whitecraigs Golf Club  GlasgowScotland 
Item 134 of 1741936Anderson's College Medical SchoolKelvinhaugh GlasgowScotlandAlterations - may not have been completed until the 1940s or perhaps further work
Item 135 of 1741936Bakery, 38 Wesleyan Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 136 of 1741936British Linen Bank  GlasgowScotlandNew bank within existing building
Item 137 of 1741936British Linen BankThurso CaithnessScotlandInternal alterations?
Item 138 of 1741936Glasgow Eastern Co-operative Society Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 139 of 1741936House of GlennieMarnoch AberdeenshireScotlandHS attribution to Andrew Graham Henderson
Item 140 of 1741936Premises for William Collins & Co  GlasgowScotland 
Item 141 of 1741937431 Keppochhill RoadSpringburn GlasgowScotlandStore
Item 142 of 1741937Barnhill  DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 143 of 1741937Glasgow Evening News building  GlasgowScotlandMajor reconstruction
Item 144 of 1741937Mercantile Printers premisesTownhead GlasgowScotland 
Item 145 of 1741937Premises for Alexander Henderson Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 146 of 1741937Premises for the Licenses & General Insurance Co  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 147 of 1741937Premises for the Limner & Trinidad Lake Asphalt CoPolmadie GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 148 of 1741938British Linen BankLanark LanarkshireScotland 
Item 149 of 1741938British Linen BankDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 150 of 1741938Dennistoun BakeryDennistoun GlasgowScotlandStables
Item 151 of 1741938Glasgow Art Club  GlasgowScotlandRepairs to smoking room
Item 152 of 1741938Grand HotelBrora SutherlandScotlandAlterations
Item 153 of 1741938House, Lynedoch Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 154 of 1741938Pettigrew & Stephens Department Store  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 155 of 1741938Premises for Town Tailors  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 156 of 1741938ViewmountBridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 157 of 1741939British Linen Bank, West George Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 158 of 1741939Free Church College  GlasgowScotlandRefurbishment
Item 159 of 1741939Office for James A Finlay CA  GlasgowScotland 
Item 160 of 1741939Premises for Francis McHughRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 161 of 1741940(?)Squash Racquets Courts and gymnasiumHillhead GlasgowScotland 
Item 162 of 174After 1940Clydesdale BankPrestwick AyrshireScotland 
Item 163 of 174After 1940Clydesdale BankSt Rollox GlasgowScotland 
Item 164 of 174After 1940Clydesdale BankAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 165 of 174After 1940Glasgow Academy, Dining Hall  GlasgowScotland 
Item 166 of 174After 1940Glasgow Academy, Gymnasium  GlasgowScotland 
Item 167 of 174After 1940Govan Old Parish ChurchGovan GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 168 of 174After 1940Scottish Industrial Estate, Organon Factory, NewhouseMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 169 of 174After 1940Whitby Junior and Infants' SchoolWhitby YorkshireEngland 
Item 170 of 174c. 1946Vale of Leven Industrial EstateStrathleven DunbartonshireScotlandLayout and factories
Item 171 of 1741947Pettigrew & Stephens Department Store  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 172 of 1741948Head Office, Clydesdale Bank  GlasgowScotland 
Item 173 of 1741948W Beatie Ltd Premises  GlasgowScotlandProposed additions
Item 174 of 1741950Protestant Primary School in connection with the Springboig, Greenfield and Sandyhills Road Schemes  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p15

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News13 November 1931CXXVIII p190-192
Item 2 of 2Builder28 April 1950  p570