Basic Biographical Details

Name: Slater & Keith
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: After 1893
Ended: Before 1910
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. In that year John Melville Keith joined him as assistant. Keith had been born c.1862 and apprenticed to William Smith of Aberdeen c.1877-1882. He had then moved to London as assistant to Francis William Tasker for two years, followed by seven as chief assistant to Edward Cookworth Robins from whose office he had moved to Slater's. Keith passed the qualifying exam in 1892 and was admitted ARIBA on 9 January 1893, his proposers being Slater, Arthur Cates and Thomas Edward Collcutt: at that date he was living at 55 Achilles Road, Hampstead. Sometime thereafter Slater took him into partnership.

Slater & Keith were architects to London Electricity Generating Board. The partnership appears to have been dissolved by 1910 when Slater entered into partnership with his son John Alan Slater (born 1885).

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandBusiness   

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2John Melville KeithAfter 1893Before 1910Partner 
Item 2 of 2John SlaterAfter 1893Before 1910Partner 


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