Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||J W Laird & J Laird |
|Designation: ||Architectural practice |
|Started: ||1901 |
|Ended: ||1925(?) |
|Bio Notes: ||John William Laird was born at 137 Greenhead Street, Glasgow, on 30 March 1880, the son of George Laird, upholsterer, joiner and cabinetmaker, and his wife, Margaret Donald. |
Laird studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1897 until 1901 but it is not yet known to which practice he was articled. He commenced independent practice at 93 Hope Street at the early age of twenty in 1900 or 1901, but by 1903 or 1904 he had taken his much older brother, John, born 1868 into partnership as J W & J Laird.
The partnership of J W & J Laird was dissolved in 1925 when John left to form a partnership with his son, George. Shortly thereafter James took James Napier from Burnet Son & Dick's office into partnership as J W Laird & Napier.
James William Laird married Elizabeth Stevenson: they had a daughter, Dorothy. Laird died on bronchial pneumonia at 1554 Barrhead Road Glasgow on 23 December 1939.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|93, Hope Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Business||1901||1905|| |
|163, Hope Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Business||1909||1915|| |
|219, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Business||1924||1925||And Lair & Napier afterwards|
Employment and Training
Employees or Pupils
Buildings and Designs
|The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|Professor David M Walker personal archive||Professor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material|| ||Additional information from Iain Pateson|