Basic Biographical Details

Name: John King
Designation: Architect
Born: 1880
Bio Notes: John King was born in 1880 and was articled to John Campbell McKellar from 1897 to 1902, working under the supervision of George Gunn and attending classes at Glasgow School of Art. At the end of his apprenticeship he joined the office of George Penrose Kennedy Young in Perth where he worked under Young's son, Cedric Young, who had been trained in the office of John Burnet & Son of Glasgow. In January 1905 he commenced independent practice in Wishaw in partnership with John Steel, the partnership being dissolved by mutual consent in February 1910. Thereafter King practised on his own from Russell Street, Wishaw, with a house in Meadow Place, and was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911. By 1914 he had moved to Langside, Glasgow, with a house and office at 11 Millbrae Crescent.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Russell Street, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1911 *  
Item 2 of 3Meadow Place, Kirk Road, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  
Item 3 of 311, Millbrae Crescent, Langside, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business1914 *  

* 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 3John Campbell McKellar18971902ApprenticeWorked under the supervision of George Gunn.
Item 2 of 3George Penrose Kennedy Young1902Before 1905Assistant(?) 
Item 3 of 3Steel & KingJanuary 1905February 1910Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Bennie Wilson20 July 1911for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow 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 81904City of Perth Fever Hospital, FriartonPerth PerthshireScotlandAs assistant to G P K Young - successful competition design
Item 2 of 81908Double Villa, Kennedy StreetWishaw LanarkshireScotlandWithin the period of the partnership but apparently alone
Item 3 of 81908Masonic Temple (Lodge St Mary Coltness no 31)Wishaw LanarkshireScotlandKing claims in his Nomination Paper that he alone was responsible for this. Steel also claims it was his.
Item 4 of 81908Villa in Kennedy StreetWishaw LanarkshireScotlandWithin the period of the partnership but apparently alone
Item 5 of 81908Villa in Manse RoadWishaw LanarkshireScotlandWithin the period of the partnership but apparently alone
Item 6 of 81910VillaHonley, Huddersfield YorkshireEnglandBeing built
Item 7 of 8Before 1910High SchoolWishaw LanarkshireScotlandAdditions
Item 8 of 8Before 1910Netherton Elementary SchoolNetherton LanarkshireScotland 


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    

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 no1386