Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Slater
Designation: Architect
Born: 1847
Died: 1 December 1924
Bio Notes: John Slater was born in 1847 and educated at Bishop's Stortford Collegiate School. He was articled to John Thomas Newman of London from 1865 to 1868, followed by a year with Thomas Roger Smith, with whom he remained as assistant until the end of 1870. He studied at University College, London where he obtained a BA. He commenced independent practice in London in 1872 and was admitted ARIBA in 1879. He became Surveyor to the Berners Estate in 1891, and worked in partnership with John Melville Keith from sometime after 1893. This partnership appears to have been dissolved by 1910 when he entered into partnership with his son John Alan Slater (born 1885). The elder Slater died on 1 December 1924.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 411 Southampton Buildings, Holborn, London, EnglandBusiness1872 *  
Item 2 of 414, Bedford Row, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1879After 1881 
Item 3 of 446, Berners Street, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1911After 1914 
Item 4 of 411, St John's Wood Park, London, EnglandPrivateBefore 1911After 1914 

* 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 3(Professor) Thomas Roger Smith18681869Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3(Professor) Thomas Roger Smith1869Late 1870Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Slater & KeithAfter 1893Before 1910Partner 

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 2John Melville Keith1891Before 1910Chief Assistant(?) 
Item 2 of 2John Alan Slater19101910Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 27James Herbert Belfrage1 December 1902for Associateship
Item 2 of 27Cecil Scott Burgess2 March 1896for Associateship
Item 3 of 27James Charles Cook4 December 1905for Associateship
Item 4 of 27Alexander Cowie5 December 1898for Associateship
Item 5 of 27Hugh Alexander Dalrymple4 March 1907for Associateship
Item 6 of 27Francis Henry Fitzgerald3 December 1906for Associateship
Item 7 of 27James Richard Fleming29 November 1897for Associateship
Item 8 of 27Robert Robb Gall30 November 1903for Associateship
Item 9 of 27David Harvey29 November 1909for Associateship
Item 10 of 27James William Hepburn3 December 1906for Associateship
Item 11 of 27Victor Daniel HorsburghEarly 1896for Associateship
Item 12 of 27Bertram Vaughan Johnson31 January 1890for Associateship
Item 13 of 27John Melville Keith9 January 1893for Associateship
Item 14 of 27William Courtenay Le Maitre4 December 1905for Associateship
Item 15 of 27Alfred Lightly MacGibbon18 February 1901for Associateship
Item 16 of 27Thomas Forbes Maclennan2 March 1903for Associateship
Item 17 of 27William McCulloch7 March 1898for Associateship
Item 18 of 27James Miller7 April 1902for Fellowship
Item 19 of 27Charles Ernest Monro2 March 1903for Associateship
Item 20 of 27Andrew Rollo29 February 1904for Associateship
Item 21 of 27Edward Skinner4 December 1893for Associateship
Item 22 of 27Ramsay Traquair5 March 1900for Associateship
Item 23 of 27James Irving Tweedie4 March 1907for Associateship
Item 24 of 27John Wilson Walker4 December 1905for Associateship
Item 25 of 27William Ernest Watson4 December 1905for Associateship
Item 26 of 27John Douglas Dixon Watt29 November 1909for Associateship
Item 27 of 27Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)1 December 1902for Associateship

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 11889Sheffield Municipal BuildingsSheffield YorkshireEnglandCompetition design - not successful


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914