Basic Biographical Details

Name: Nathan Solomon Joseph
Designation: Architect
Born: 1834 or 1835
Died: 11 June 1909
Bio Notes: Nathan Solomon Joseph was born in 1834 or 1835 and studied at University College, London from 1852 to 1854, presumably attending Thomas Leverton Donaldson's and Thomas Hayter Lewis's classes. He was articled to Daniel Addington Cobbett from 1855 to 1858 and remained as principal assistant. He travelled in France, Belgium and Germany, and later in Italy.

He commenced independent practice at East India Chambers, Leadenhall Street in 1860, and was admitted ARIBA on 9 March 1863, his proposers being Cobbett, Edward Salomons and Thomas Hayter Lewis. He worked in partnership with George Pearson from 1871 to 1886, and later with Charles James Smithem and his son Charles Sampson Joseph (born 1872). He was architect to the Guinness Trust and the Four Per Cent Dwellings Company. He was elevated to FRIBA on 16 June 1890, his proposers being Edward Augustus Gruning, Benjamin Tabberer and Edward Blakeway I'Anson.

Joseph retired on 1 January 1904 and died at 18 Porchester Terrace, London on 11 June 1909.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 627, Bucklersbury, London, EnglandBusiness1863 *  
Item 2 of 643, Upper Bedford Place, London, EnglandPrivate1863 *  
Item 3 of 645, Finsbury Pavement, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1886After 1900 
Item 4 of 634, Inverness Terrace, London, EnglandPrivate1890 *  
Item 5 of 683, Queen Street, London, EnglandBusiness1903 *  
Item 6 of 618, Porchester Terrace, London, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1909 *  

* 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 2Daniel Addington Cobbett18551858Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Daniel Addington Cobbett18581860Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Daniel Addington Cobbett9 March 1863for Associateship
Item 2 of 6Edward Augustus Gruning16 June 1890for Fellowship
Item 3 of 6Edward Blakeway I'Anson16 June 1890for Fellowship
Item 4 of 6Thomas Hayter Lewis9 March 1863for Associateship
Item 5 of 6Edward Salomons9 March 1863for Associateship
Item 6 of 6Benjamin Tabberer16 June 1890for Fellowship

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 21870Great Victoria Street Synagogue  BelfastNorthern IrelandWith Francis Stirrat
Item 2 of 21878Garnethill Synagogue  GlasgowScotlandAdvised John McLeod


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 3Jamilly, Edward1954Anglo-Jewish Architects Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England, v 18, p 138 
Item 3 of 3Post Office Directories     

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder19 June 1909v96 p737
Item 2 of 2RIBA Journal1909v16London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp607

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 A v3 p169 (microfiche 6/G2); F v10 p35 (microfiche 107/F3)