Basic Biographical Details

Name: Stewart & Paterson
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1901
Ended:  
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 Rowand Anderson, 1892-97, enabling him to study at the Edinburgh School of Applied Art under Frank Worthington Simon and Stewart Henbest Capper, thereafter returning as a senior assistant in John James Burnet's office. He won the Owen Jones Studentship in 1899 and travelled in Spain and Italy.

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 had been born in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire in 1876 (Dist 501, entry 214), the son of George Paterson, house factor, and Grace Risk. He had been articled to Honeyman & Keppie from 1892 to 1898, studying at Glasgow School of Art, and had won the Alexander Thomson Studentship in 1898, which had enabled him to spend ten months travelling in Italy. On his return in 1899 he had obtained a place in the office of the unrelated Alexander Nisbet Paterson but in the following year he had won the Owen Jones Studentship and set off on a seven-month study tour of Spain and Italy, commencing practice on his own account that year.

The Stewart & Paterson 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. 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. Paterson was admitted FRIBA on 27 October 1920, his proposers being John Keppie, Alexander Nisbet Paterson and William Brown Whitie; Stewart was admitted FRIBA around the same time with the same proposers.

Stewart and Paterson were accomplished designers in late Gothic, Scots Renaissance and Scots vernacular. They had a good landed clientele, and Sir John Stirling Maxwell featured their work anonymously in his 'Shrines and Homes of Scotland' (1938).

Paterson married Janet (Jenny) Lennox McGeoch of Cragmore, Shandon, daughter of William Hugh McGeoch, ironmonger, on 23 June 1903 at Shandon. They lived initially at Dalmuir but subsequently moved to Helensburgh, having bought William Leiper's Terpersie c.1917, to which Paterson made slight alterations. He served as an officer in the Royal Engineers in France during the First World War, spending a considerable time in France. He chaired many RIAS committees and was largely responsible for drafting the revered conditions of contract.

Paterson died of gastroenteritis and cardiac failure at his home, Terpersie, on 10 or 11 March 1934, at the age of fifty-seven, leaving moveable estate of 1,083 16s. He was survived by his wife and one son, G W Lennox Paterson. Stewart continued the practice thereafter, 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. 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 architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5143, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19011904 or 1905 
Item 2 of 514, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1904 or 19051912 or 1913 
Item 3 of 54, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1912 or 1913c. 1913 
Item 4 of 516, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 1913After 1939 
Item 5 of 5110, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1950 *1953 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 26Thomas Dunlop Rankin19011906Apprentice 
Item 2 of 26George Andrew Paterson19011934(?)Partner 
Item 3 of 26John Stewart1901Before 1954Partner 
Item 4 of 26Joseph Browne Dick Gorman19021905Assistant 
Item 5 of 26George Dykes19031903Assistant 
Item 6 of 26David HallyJuly 1904c. 1909Apprentice 
Item 7 of 26David Robertson19061907Apprentice 
Item 8 of 26Bertram Douglas WattJuly 1906August 1911Apprentice 
Item 9 of 26David Robertson1907Before 1912Assistant 
Item 10 of 26David Hallyc. 19091914Draughtsman 
Item 11 of 26John Harold Hayward1 March 1910c. 1915Apprentice 
Item 12 of 26Henry Neil Whimster19121919(?)Draughtsman 
Item 13 of 26Murdoch CurrieMarch 1913February 1921ApprenticeWith the exception of three years' war service
Item 14 of 26Archibald Graham WalkerOctober 1913September 1920ApprenticeWith the exception of war service, February 1916 to January 1919
Item 15 of 26Robert Henry Taylorc. 1913 Assistant 
Item 16 of 26Stephen Welsh19141915Assistant 
Item 17 of 26David Hally1914After 1954Chief Assistant 
Item 18 of 26Archibald Graham WalkerSeptember 1920April 1925Draughtsman 
Item 19 of 26Murdoch CurrieFebruary 1921November 1923Draughtsman 
Item 20 of 26James West Cleland Wingate1 September 1924May 1926Apprentice 
Item 21 of 26Kenneth Murray FraserOctober 1924October 1929Apprentice 
Item 22 of 26Margaret Brash Brodie (Miss)1925After 1930ApprenticeProbably stayed thereafter as assistant
Item 23 of 26Kenneth Murray FraserOctober 1929August 1940Assistant 
Item 24 of 26John Duncan Allan19301935Apprentice 
Item 25 of 26Adam PatonSeptember 19301936Apprentice 
Item 26 of 26Agnes Freeland Johnston (Mrs Gratton)19361936ApprenticeFor five months

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 116After 1900Auchinairn Infant SchoolBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 116After 1900Dalnair Infant SchoolBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 1161901Carnegie Free LibraryHawick RoxburghshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 4 of 1161901St ImierBallater AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 5 of 116After 1901Roman CampCallander PerthshireScotlandExtensive remodelling
Item 6 of 1161902Broomhill UF Church and hallsPartick GlasgowScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 7 of 1161903Milton Public SchoolBowling DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 8 of 1161903Renfrew and Clydebank Joint Infectious Diseases HospitalYorkhill GlasgowScotlandAlterations and extensions
Item 9 of 1161903St John's on the HillKilbowie, Clydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 10 of 11619045 Park Gardens, interior workWoodlands Hill GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 1161904Anderston Public LibraryAnderston GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 1161904House for J Thomson Tullis EsqAnniesland GlasgowEngland 
Item 13 of 1161904Renfrew and Clydebank HospitalDuntocher DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 14 of 1161905Dalmuir Old ChurchDalmuir DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 15 of 1161905Radnor Park Established ChurchRadnor Park GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 116c. 1905City Improvement Trust tenements, Cumbernauld Road  GlasgowScotlandPlaced 2nd in competition - in collaboration with John Arthur
Item 17 of 1161906Auchinairn SchoolBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotlandEast block added
Item 18 of 1161906Co-operative BuildingsYoker GlasgowScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 19 of 1161907Ardchullery LodgeStrathyre Perthshire/StirlingshireScotland 
Item 20 of 1161907Balshagray Church of Scotland  GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 1161907Bishopbriggs Infant SchoolBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 22 of 1161907McLaren High SchoolCallander PerthshireScotland 
Item 23 of 1161907Offices and HallsClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 24 of 1161907Perth Town HallPerth PerthshireScotlandCompetition design - awarded first premium after Clifford
Item 25 of 1161908Bishopbriggs Golf ClubhouseBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 26 of 1161908SunnylawBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 27 of 1161908Tenements on Great Western Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 28 of 1161909Clutha Works, Office, club and canteens  GlasgowScotland 
Item 29 of 1161909St Gilbert's ChurchPollokshields GlasgowScotlandOriginal church
Item 30 of 1161910Cadder Parish ChurchBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotlandInterior alterations and pulpit
Item 31 of 1161910DorlecoteHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension (bedroom and billiard room)
Item 32 of 1161910House and offices for Frederick Thomas Johnson, Alma Crescent and Millig StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 33 of 1161911Clydebank Higher Grade SchoolClydebank DunbartonshireScotlandExtensions
Item 34 of 1161911House for Miss McPhunCallander PerthshireScotland 
Item 35 of 116After 1911Bridge of Allan Housing SchemeBridge of allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 36 of 116After 1911Cowden CastleMuckart PerthshireScotlandAlterations on estate buildings and cottages
Item 37 of 116After 1911Doune Housing schemeDoune PerthshireScotland 
Item 38 of 116After 1911Drapery Warehouse  GlasgowScotland 
Item 39 of 116After 1911Keir HouseDunblane PerthshireScotlandAlterations to house and estate buildings
Item 40 of 116After 1911Kenmure CastleNew Galloway KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations to estate buildings and cottages
Item 41 of 116After 1911Kippielaw HouseKippilaw, St Boswells RoxburghshireScotlandAlterations
Item 42 of 116After 1911ThurloeHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations by Paterson for himself - date unknown
Item 43 of 1161912Auchterarder House and west lodge and gates  PerthshireScotlandAdditions (tower) and estate buildings and cottages
Item 44 of 1161912House of ElrigMochrum WigtownshireScotland 
Item 45 of 1161912Hyndland Parish Church of Scotland  GlasgowScotlandHall added
Item 46 of 1161913Giffnock South Parish Church and HallsGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 47 of 1161913Nurses' HomeClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 48 of 1161913The CrosswaysHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 49 of 1161914Dalmuir West ChurchDalmuir DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 50 of 1161914Several Houses in HelensburghHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 51 of 1161916ArdenHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandFlat-roofed extension
Item 52 of 1161916St George Co-operative Society WarehouseClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 53 of 1161919Cinema, Colquhoun SquareHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandUnexecuted plans?
Item 54 of 1161919Dalmuir SchoolDalmuir DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 55 of 1161919Hensol HouseMossdale WigtownshireScotland 
Item 56 of 1161919Housing Scheme at ClydebankClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 57 of 1161919Scottish Veterans Garden SettlementCallander PerthshireScotland 
Item 58 of 1161920Ardencaple QuadrantHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 59 of 1161920Argaty HouseDoune PerthshireScotlandTwo-storey and attic dwelling - linking 1840 house with west wing of 1858-60. Also estate buildings and cottages
Item 60 of 1161920Auchterarder Housing SchemeAuchterarder PerthshireScotland 
Item 61 of 1161920Housing Scheme at DunblaneDunblane PerthshireScotland 
Item 62 of 1161920Various Housing EstatesHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 63 of 116c. 1920Kirkmichael Housing EstateHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 64 of 1161921Auchterarder First World War MemorialAuchterarder PerthshireScotland 
Item 65 of 1161921Drapery WarehouseHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 66 of 1161921Rie-Achen for the Scottish Garden Veterans' AssociationPitlochry PerthshireScotland 
Item 67 of 11619226-28 Inverallan RoadBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 68 of 1161922Drapery warehouseClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 69 of 1161922EskvilleHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition
Item 70 of 116192342-44 Sinclair StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition and attic
Item 71 of 1161923DrumparkBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 72 of 1161923Helensburgh Free ChurchHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandDesign for chancel - addition, or redecoration after fire (design only)
Item 73 of 1161923Larchfield AcademyHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions
Item 74 of 1161923The CrosswaysHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandGarage
Item 75 of 1161923War MemorialBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 76 of 1161924Bungalow for Miss M E B Macfarlane, on road to golf courseHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 77 of 1161924Park Free Church hallHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandDesign
Item 78 of 1161924Rossdhu Court, workshopsHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 79 of 1161924Tenement, 39-43 East Clyde StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 80 of 1161925ChapelacreHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandNew lodge, garage, and alterations to main house
Item 81 of 1161925Rural InstituteDoune PerthshireScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 82 of 1161926BallytrimHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 83 of 1161926Cinema, Colquhoun SquareHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandFinal plans
Item 84 of 1161926DunollieHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandHouse and garage
Item 85 of 1161926Four tenements, West King StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 86 of 1161926Larchfield AcademyHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition of servants' wing
Item 87 of 1161926St Margaret's HospitalAuchterarder PerthshireScotland 
Item 88 of 1161927House and garage, Golf Hill DriveEast Abercromby StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 89 of 1161928BystoneBusby LanarkshireScotland 
Item 90 of 1161928Coldoch HouseBlair Drummond PerthshireScotland 
Item 91 of 1161928Colquhalzie  PerthshireScotlandAdditions
Item 92 of 1161928House for W Arthur CoulsonKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 93 of 1161928InvergairHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandConversion of attic and garage
Item 94 of 1161928Scotstoun West Parish ChurchWhiteinch GlasgowScotlandAddition of halls
Item 95 of 1161930Rutherglen Academy, Burnside School, Infant and Junior DepartmentRutherglen LanarkshireScotland'by Mr Stewart' - perhaps this Stewart
Item 96 of 1161931Suite of halls for Christian BrethernKnightswood GlasgowScotland 
Item 97 of 1161932Auchmar  StirlingshireScotland 
Item 98 of 1161932Baptist ChurchInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 99 of 11619337-9 Sinclair StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations
Item 100 of 1161933Netherlee ChurchNetherlee RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 101 of 1161933Royalty Theatre and Commercial Premises  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction
Item 102 of 1161934Trinity Possil and Henry Drummond ChurchParkhouse GlasgowScotland 
Item 103 of 1161935Argaty HouseDoune PerthshireScotlandAdditions, alterations and swimming pool
Item 104 of 1161936Alma Place tenement housingHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 105 of 1161936Halls for Church of ScotlandShettleston GlasgowScotland 
Item 106 of 1161937Trinity ChurchPossil GlasgowScotland 
Item 107 of 1161938University of Glasgow, telescope and transit buildings  GlasgowScotland 
Item 108 of 1161939Bridge of Earn HospitalBridge of Earn PerthshireScotland(HM Office of Works)
Item 109 of 1161939Monreith House  WigtownshireScotlandAlterations to west wing
Item 110 of 1161945Shops at ClydebankClydebank DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 111 of 1161952Premises of Cassidy & Co Ltd, Paisley Road WestGovan GlasgowScotlandNew buildings
Item 112 of 1161952Salvation Army buildings, Dale StreetDennistoun GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans
Item 113 of 11631 October 1952Buildings for Clydebank Co-operative Society Ltd, Baldwin Avenue  GlasgowScotlandNew buildings
Item 114 of 1161953Halls, Gladtsone StreetEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandNew halls
Item 115 of 11623 January 1953Premises of Clydebank Co-operative Society Ltd, Blairdardie Road  GlasgowScotlandPlans in hand for reconstruction and additions
Item 116 of 11627 February 1953Premises of Cement Marketing Co Ltd, Canal Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions

References

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder5 September 1952  p349
Item 2 of 6Builder31 October 1952  p640
Item 3 of 6Builder23 January 1953  p177
Item 4 of 6Builder15 May 1953  p776
Item 5 of 6RIBA Journal14 April 1934v41London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp588 - tribute to George Andrew Paterson by John Begg
Item 6 of 6RIBA Journal28 April 1934v41London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp659 - obituary of George Andrew Paterson