Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Lumsdaine
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1848
Bio Notes: John Lumsdaine was born about 1848, the son of John Lumsdaine, sanitary inspector, and his wife Abigial [sic]. from 1871 he is recorded as being an architect. In 1881 he was married to Jane___ and the couple had two sons and two daughters. He became was a senior assistant to Robert Morham, Edinburgh City Architect, in 1887. However he seems to have begun business on his own account in 1889 and during the later 1890s his income was about 150 per annum. In 1897 he appeared in the Bankruptcy Court. At that time he was in practice at 25 George Street. 'The statutory oath was administered' at the court. At that time he was in debt to the sum of 247.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 79, Comely Green Placce, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)c. 1877c. 1880 
Item 2 of 71, Portgower Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)c. 18811888 
Item 3 of 74, Picardy Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)c. 1890  
Item 4 of 725, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)c. 1891c. 1897 
Item 5 of 714, Claremont Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)c. 1897After 1900 
Item 6 of 769, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)c. 1901c. 1911 
Item 7 of 74, Lixmount Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1912c. 1928 

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 2Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)1887 * Senior Assistantunder Robert Morham, Edinburgh City Architect
Item 2 of 2Robert Morham1887 * Senior Assistant 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 1James Buchanan Pentland Smithc. 1888 Apprentice 

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 31886Civil Service Supply Association Warehouse  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 31887Edinburgh Free Library  EdinburghScotlandThird premiated competition design, 'Hermione' - whilst senior assistant in the City Architect's Office
Item 3 of 31888Library for Solicitors to the Supreme Courts of Scotland  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design - unplaced


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Evening News16 December 1897   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Census records onlineCensuses