Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Stewart
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1869
Died: 17 March 1954
Bio Notes: John Stewart was born c.1869 and was articled to Andrew Heiton of Perth from 1886 to 1890. At the end of his apprenticeship he moved to Glasgow as an assistant in the office of Burnet Son & Campbell where he remained until 1892 when he became a senior assistant in the office of Robert Rowand Anderson, enabling him to study at the Edinburgh School of Applied Art under Frank Worthington Simon and Stewart Henbest Capper. In 1897 he was the travelling student in England for the Edinburgh School of Applied Art (with an award?) and in the following year he spent seven months studying in Italy, returning as a senior assistant in John James Burnet's office in 1899. He won the Owen Jones Studentship in 1899 and travelled in Spain and Italy during 1900.

Stewart commenced independent practice in Glasgow in 1900 and formed a partnership with George Andrew Paterson in the following year with an office at 143 West Regent Street. Paterson was born in 1876 and articled to Honeyman & Keppie from 1892 to 1898, during which period he studied at Glasgow School of Art. He won the Alexander Thomson Studentship in 1898, which enabled him to spend 10 months travelling in Italy. On his return in 1899 he obtained a place in the office of Alexander Nisbet Paterson; but in the following year he too won the Owen Jones Studentship and set off on a study tour of Spain and Italy. The work of the partners is not readily separable: they seem to have worked together and were accomplished designers in late Gothic, Scots Renaissance and Scots vernacular. In general their work strongly reflects Stewart's experience with Rowand Anderson and Frank Simon and Paterson's with Alexander Nisbet Paterson.

The office moved to 14 Blythswood Square c.1905 and both partners were admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects. Stewart was then living at Huntingdon, Bridge of Allan. The office moved again to 4 Blythswood Square in 1912 or 1913 and again in the latter year to no 16 of the same square, where it remained.

Stewart continued the practice after Paterson's death on 11 March 1934, but he had little business after the Second World War. Stewart died at Dromfearn, Bridge of Allan on 17 March 1954, leaving estate of 21,479 18s 2d. He was survived by his wife Maysie Shepherd Service. After the death of Stewart in 1954 David Hally carried on the practice at 110 Blythswood Street. By the 1960s the practice records and library had been handed over to Alexander Wright who cherished them throughout his lifetime.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6143, West Nile Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19011904 or 1905 
Item 2 of 614, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1904 or 19051912 or 1913 
Item 3 of 6Huntingdon, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1911After 1920 
Item 4 of 64, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1912 or 19131913 
Item 5 of 616, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1913After 1939 
Item 6 of 6Drimfearn, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate1940 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Andrew Heiton (junior)18861890Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Burnet Son & Campbell18901892Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Wardrop & Anderson18921897Senior Assistant 
Item 4 of 5John Burnet & Son18991900Senior Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Stewart & Paterson1901Before 1954Partner 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4John KeppieLate 1920 or early 1921for Fellowship
Item 2 of 4Alexander Nisbet PatersonLate 1920 or early 1921for Fellowship
Item 3 of 4William Brown WhitieLate 1920 or early 1921for Fellowship
Item 4 of 4John Bennie Wilson20 July 1911for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 15John Duncan Allan3 September 1948For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 15George Annand12 November 1940for Associateship
Item 3 of 15Jack Antonio Coia20 May 1941for Fellowship
Item 4 of 15Murdoch Currie29 March 1926for Associateship
Item 5 of 15Kenneth Murray Fraser14 December 1948For Licentiateship
Item 6 of 15(Colonel) George Hunter Gardner-McLean9 January 1939for Fellowship
Item 7 of 15David HallyEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 8 of 15John Harold HaywardEarly 1922 or mid 1922for Associateship
Item 9 of 15Agnes Freeland Johnston (Mrs Gratton)6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 10 of 15Adam Paton8 March 1937for Associateship
Item 11 of 15James Robin6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 12 of 15James Hervey Rutherford30 November 1925for Fellowship
Item 13 of 15Archibald Graham Walker30 November 1925for Associateship
Item 14 of 15John Watson (junior)16 November 1943for Fellowship
Item 15 of 15James West Cleland WingateLate 1931for 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 110After 1900Auchinairn Infant SchoolBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 110After 1900Dalnair Infant SchoolBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 1101901Carnegie Free LibraryHawick RoxburghshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 4 of 1101901St ImierBallater AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 5 of 110After 1901Roman CampCallander PerthshireScotlandExtensive remodelling
Item 6 of 1101902Broomhill UF Church and hallsPartick GlasgowScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 7 of 1101903Milton Public SchoolBowling DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 8 of 1101903Renfrew and Clydebank Joint Infectious Diseases HospitalYorkhill GlasgowScotlandAlterations and extensions
Item 9 of 1101903St John's on the HillKilbowie, Clydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 10 of 11019045 Park Gardens, interior workWoodlands Hill GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 1101904Anderston Public LibraryAnderston GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 1101904House for J Thomson Tullis EsqAnniesland GlasgowEngland 
Item 13 of 1101904Renfrew and Clydebank HospitalDuntocher DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 14 of 1101905Dalmuir Old ChurchDalmuir DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 15 of 1101905Radnor Park Established ChurchRadnor Park GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 110c. 1905City Improvement Trust tenements, Cumbernauld Road  GlasgowScotlandPlaced 2nd in competition - in collaboration with John Arthur
Item 17 of 1101906Auchinairn SchoolBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotlandEast block added
Item 18 of 1101906Co-operative BuildingsYoker GlasgowScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 19 of 1101907Ardchullery LodgeStrathyre Perthshire/StirlingshireScotland 
Item 20 of 1101907Balshagray Church of Scotland  GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 1101907Bishopbriggs Infant SchoolBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 22 of 1101907McLaren High SchoolCallander PerthshireScotland 
Item 23 of 1101907Offices and HallsClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 24 of 1101907Perth Town HallPerth PerthshireScotlandCompetition design - awarded first premium after Clifford
Item 25 of 1101908Bishopbriggs Golf ClubhouseBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 26 of 1101908SunnylawBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 27 of 1101908Tenements on Great Western Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 28 of 1101909Clutha Works, Office, club and canteens  GlasgowScotland 
Item 29 of 1101909St Gilbert's ChurchPollokshields GlasgowScotlandExecuted church
Item 30 of 1101910Cadder Parish ChurchBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotlandInterior alterations and pulpit
Item 31 of 1101910DorlecoteHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension (bedroom and billiard room)
Item 32 of 1101910House and offices for Frederick Thomas Johnson, Alma Crescent and Millig StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 33 of 1101911Clydebank Higher Grade SchoolClydebank DunbartonshireScotlandExtensions
Item 34 of 1101911House for Miss McPhunCallander PerthshireScotland 
Item 35 of 110After 1911Bridge of Allan Housing SchemeBridge of allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 36 of 110After 1911Cowden CastleMuckart PerthshireScotlandAlterations on estate buildings and cottages
Item 37 of 110After 1911Doune Housing schemeDoune PerthshireScotland 
Item 38 of 110After 1911Drapery Warehouse  GlasgowScotland 
Item 39 of 110After 1911Keir HouseDunblane PerthshireScotlandAlterations to house and estate buildings
Item 40 of 110After 1911Kenmure CastleNew Galloway KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations to estate buildings and cottages
Item 41 of 110After 1911Kippielaw HouseKippilaw, St Boswells RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations
Item 42 of 1101912Auchterarder House and west lodge and gates  PerthshireScotlandAdditions (tower) and estate buildings and cottages
Item 43 of 1101912House of ElrigMochrum WigtownshireScotland 
Item 44 of 1101912Hyndland Parish Church of Scotland  GlasgowScotlandHall added
Item 45 of 1101913Giffnock South Parish Church and HallsGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 46 of 1101913Nurses' HomeClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 47 of 1101913The CrosswaysHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 48 of 1101914Dalmuir West ChurchDalmuir DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 49 of 1101914Several Houses in HelensburghHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 50 of 1101916ArdenHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandFlat-roofed extension
Item 51 of 1101916St George Co-operative Society WarehouseClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 52 of 1101919Cinema, Colquhoun SquareHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandUnexecuted plans?
Item 53 of 1101919Dalmuir SchoolDalmuir DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 54 of 1101919Hensol HouseMossdale WigtownshireScotland 
Item 55 of 1101919Housing Scheme at ClydebankClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 56 of 1101919Scottish Veterans Garden SettlementCallander PerthshireScotland 
Item 57 of 1101920Ardencaple QuadrantHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 58 of 1101920Argaty HouseDoune PerthshireScotlandTwo-storey and attic dwelling - linking 1840 house with west wing of 1858-60. Also estate buildings and cottages
Item 59 of 1101920Auchterarder Housing SchemeAuchterarder PerthshireScotland 
Item 60 of 1101920Housing Scheme at DunblaneDunblane PerthshireScotland 
Item 61 of 1101920Various Housing EstatesHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 62 of 110c. 1920Kirkmichael Housing EstateHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 63 of 1101921Auchterarder First World War MemorialAuchterarder PerthshireScotland 
Item 64 of 1101921Drapery WarehouseHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 65 of 1101921Rie-Achen for the Scottish Garden Veterans' AssociationPitlochry PerthshireScotland 
Item 66 of 11019226-28 Inverallan RoadBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 67 of 1101922Drapery warehouseClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 68 of 1101922EskvilleHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition
Item 69 of 110192342-44 Sinclair StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition and attic
Item 70 of 1101923DrumparkBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 71 of 1101923Helensburgh Free ChurchHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandDesign for chancel - addition, or redecoration after fire (design only)
Item 72 of 1101923Larchfield AcademyHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions
Item 73 of 1101923The CrosswaysHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandGarage
Item 74 of 1101923War MemorialBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 75 of 1101924Bungalow for Miss M E B Macfarlane, on road to golf courseHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 76 of 1101924Park Free Church hallHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandDesign
Item 77 of 1101924Rossdhu Court, workshopsHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 78 of 1101924Tenement, 39-43 East Clyde StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 79 of 1101925ChapelacreHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandNew lodge, garage, and alterations to main house
Item 80 of 1101925Rural InstituteDoune PerthshireScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 81 of 1101926BallytrimHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 82 of 1101926Cinema, Colquhoun SquareHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandFinal plans
Item 83 of 1101926DunollieHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandHouse and garage
Item 84 of 1101926Four tenements, West King StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 85 of 1101926Larchfield AcademyHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition of servants' wing
Item 86 of 1101926St Margaret's HospitalAuchterarder PerthshireScotland 
Item 87 of 1101927House and garage, Golf Hill DriveEast Abercromby StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 88 of 1101928BystoneBusby LanarkshireScotland 
Item 89 of 1101928Coldoch HouseBlair Drummond PerthshireScotland 
Item 90 of 1101928Colquhalzie  PerthshireScotlandAdditions
Item 91 of 1101928House for W Arthur CoulsonKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 92 of 1101928InvergairHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandConversion of attic and garage
Item 93 of 1101928Scotstoun West Parish ChurchWhiteinch GlasgowScotlandAddition of halls
Item 94 of 1101930Rutherglen Academy, Burnside School, Infant and Junior DepartmentRutherglen LanarkshireScotland'by Mr Stewart' - perhaps this Stewart
Item 95 of 1101931Suite of halls for Christian BrethernKnightswood GlasgowScotland 
Item 96 of 1101932Auchmar  StirlingshireScotland 
Item 97 of 1101932Baptist ChurchInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 98 of 1101932Police StationBiggar LanarkshireScotland 
Item 99 of 11019337-9 Sinclair StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations
Item 100 of 1101933Netherlee ChurchNetherlee RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 101 of 1101933Royalty Theatre and Commercial Premises  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction
Item 102 of 1101934Trinity Possil and Henry Drummond ChurchParkhouse GlasgowScotland 
Item 103 of 1101935Argaty HouseDoune PerthshireScotlandAdditions, alterations and swimming pool
Item 104 of 1101936Alma Place tenement housingHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 105 of 1101936Library Premises and Curator's HouseBiggar LanarkshireScotland 
Item 106 of 1101937Trinity ChurchPossil GlasgowScotland 
Item 107 of 1101938University of Glasgow, telescope and transit buildings  GlasgowScotland 
Item 108 of 1101939Bridge of Earn HospitalBridge of Earn PerthshireScotland(HM Office of Works)
Item 109 of 1101939Monreith House  WigtownshireScotlandAlterations to west wing
Item 110 of 1101945Shops at ClydebankClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 7Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 
Item 3 of 7Post Office Directories     
Item 4 of 7RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 5 of 7RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 6 of 7RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 7 of 7Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3RIBA Journal14 April 1934v41London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp588 - tribute to George Andrew Paterson by John Begg
Item 2 of 3RIBA Journal28 May 1935v42London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp659 - obituary of George Andrew Paterson
Item 3 of 3RIBA JournalJuly 1954 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary p391

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 F no1830 (microfilm reel 15)