Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Smith Hill
Designation: Architect
Born: 1 May 1868
Died: 1944
Bio Notes: George Smith Hill was born at 32 Cleland Street, Glasgow on 1 May 1868, the son of Thomas Hill, cloth-lapper foreman, calenderer and warehouseman, and his wife Isabella Smith from Lesmahagow. He practised from Glasgow from at least 1893 until 1908. He married Janet Cumming McCombe, 29 June 1898, at 8 Camphill Avenue, Langside. His son George Alexander Hill was born in Edinburgh so it would appear that the family spent some time there. His address in 1907 was in Edinburgh and from this address he exhibited two drawings at the EAA exhibition of 1907.

In 1910 he resigned from the RIBA. He had moved to work in Darlington by 1911 with his wife and four children. In that year his profession is listed as 'structural draughtsman'. In the 1930s he appears as 'engineer'. He presumably resigned from the RIBA since he was concentrating on working as an engineer. It is not yet known if he was qualified in engineering.

George Smith Hill died in Darlington aged 75 between January and March 1944.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 58, West End Park Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate18871898 
Item 2 of 577, Queen Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness18941905 
Item 3 of 517, Montagu Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1907 *  
Item 4 of 52, Marchmont Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1907 *  
Item 5 of 5Darlington, Yorkshire, EnglandPrivate/business1911  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

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 1John Hogg Ferrie19001902Apprentice 

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 111893Memorial for Miss E Barrett BrowningLidbury Wiltshire?EnglandCompetition design - not successful
Item 2 of 111894Brechin Police BuildingBrechin AngusScotlandCompetition design
Item 3 of 111896Holm Foundry Administration Building and Amenity BuildingCathcart GlasgowScotlandOffices
Item 4 of 111899Cambridge Street UP Church  GlasgowScotlandOrgan case
Item 5 of 111901Glasgow International Exhibition of 1901, exhibition building for Messrs James Templeton & CoKelvingrove Park GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 111901Tobacco factory, Tobago Street  GlasgowScotlandConverted to factory
Item 7 of 111903Drumoyne Sawmill  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 111905Rumford Works (Ironmongery)  GlasgowScotlandLondon Road block
Item 9 of 111907Glasgow Cathedral  GlasgowScotlandExhibited measured drawings at the EAa exhibition in 1907
Item 10 of 111907Moorish Khiosk    Measured drawings for a Moorish Exhibition
Item 11 of 111907Scottish National Exhibition, 1908Saughton EdinburghScotlandCompetition design - unsuccessful


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 4Census records onlineCensuses  
Item 2 of 4Courtesy of John ButlerInformation sent via 'Contact Us page' on website Sent February 2011
Item 3 of 4England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 4 of 4Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Iain Paterson