Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Stirling Jarvie
Designation: Architect
Born: 1876
Died: 6 August 1959
Bio Notes: John Stirling Jarvie was born in 1876 and articled to David Smart of Perth in 1896. At the end of his apprenticeship c.1901 he spent about a year each with John Archibald Campbell in Glasgow, Alexander Cullen in his Motherwell office and John Arthur of Glasgow and at some point made a study tour to France. He set up practice in Perth in 1903, initially in partnership with the Belgian Glaswegian architect Charles Jean Menart as Menart & Jarvie (Perth practice only). In the period up to 1911 he carried out work at Montrose, Edzell, Aberfeldy, Errol and Abernethy as well as numerous works in Perth, including villas and cottages; no further details of these are given in his nomination papers.

His partnership with Menart was dissolved some time before 1911. Jarvie was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July of the latter year, at which point he held the post of Architect to Perth School Board. In 1911-14 he was based at 28 South Methven Street and living at Balhousie (Castle?).

Jarvie continued to practice in Perth and by 1925 his office was at 2 Charlotte Street, Perth. He served as a magistrate and retired sometime before his death on 6 August 1959.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 428, South Methven Street, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1911After 1914 
Item 2 of 4Balhousie, Scotland(?)PrivateBefore 1911After 1914 
Item 3 of 42, Charlotte Street, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandBusiness1925 *  
Item 4 of 414, Pitcullen Crescent, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1959 *  

* 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 5David Smart18961900 or 1901Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5John Archibald Campbell1900 or 19011901 or 1902Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Alexander Cullen1901 or 19021902 or 1903AssistantIn Motherwell office
Item 4 of 5John Arthur1902 or 19031903Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Menart & Jarvie (or Ménart & Jarvie)1903Before 1911Partner 


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 Wilkie20 July 1911for 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 5After 1903Board SchoolPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 2 of 5After 1903Business premisesPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 3 of 51904108-112 High Street and King Edward StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 4 of 51904City of Perth Fever Hospital, FriartonPerth PerthshireScotlandDesign highly commended
Item 5 of 5c. 1905St Leonard's MansePerth PerthshireScotland 


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 3Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion   
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Perthshire Advertiser8 August 1959  Death notice p1 and obituary p7.

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 L v18 no 1368