Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Andrew Graham Patrick |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||12 May 1863 |
|Died: ||4 May 1951 |
|Bio Notes: ||Andrew Graham Patrick was born in Perth on 12 May 1863 (incorrectly given in some sources as 1864), the son of William Patrick, a captain in the merchant service, and Barbara McFarlane, and was first apprentice and then the leading draughtsman at David Smart's office in Perth. |
In 1893 he won an open competition for a major project in Post Townsend, Washington State, USA, and emigrated to British Columbia to supervise it. There he was joined by his fiancťe Helen M M Anderson, whom he married in Vancouver on 15 July 1893. They set up home at 1 Erie Street, Victoria, on 1 August of that year but when their elder son William was due to be born Helen expressed a wish to return home and the Port Townsend project was handed over to a local practice to execute. On his return to Scotland in 1894 Patrick found employment as chief draughtsman to George Gordon Maclaren and his younger brother John Turnbull Maclaren being responsible for the firmís more adventurous designs of the later 1890s and early 1900s.
After George Gordon Maclaren died in 1899 John Turnbull Maclaren continued as sole partner for a few years before merging his practice with that of Charles Geddes Soutar, a much younger architect than Patrick, born in 1878. Although Patrick and Soutar got on well at a personal level, this resulted in Patrickís role within the practice declining to being in charge of the drawing office where he produced beautiful presentation drawings of Soutarís projects.
In 1920 Maclaren and Soutar merged their practice with that of the Salmonds who were chartered surveyors rather than architects. While this did no add to the design capability of the practice, it made it seemed less likely that Patrick would be taken into partnership. Patrickís son William, then in charge of Frank Thomsonís practice while the latter was recuperating in Finland, decided to set up his own practice in Dundee, invited his father to join him as senior partner. This Andrew Patrick declined to do as a final resolution of his position within the firm Maclaren Soutar Salmond took him into partnership in 1921, his role within the firm essentially the same, other than in a few instances where he had a personal connection with the client.
In 1946 Charles Geddes Soutar suffered a serious breakdown in mental capacity and was obliged to retire, Andrew Patrick briefly becoming senior partner at the age of eighty-three after fifty-two years in charge of its drawing office. He died in 1951, the practice being continued by William Salmond and Stuart Barron: the practice title of Maclaren Soutar Salmond remained unchanged.
In person Patrick was tall and distinguished looking and a fine watercolourist. His son William McFarlane Patrick, born 1894, remained in separate practice: his younger son James McIntosh Patrick, born 1907, became an etcher and painter.
Patrick died on 4 May 1951.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Perth, Perthshire, Scotland||Private||1864||1894|| |
|10, Bank Street, Dundee, Scotland||Business||1894||Before 1908|| |
|10, Reform Street, Dundee, Scotland||Business||1908 *|| || |
|9, Muirfield Crescent, Dundee, Scotland||Private||Before 1913||1951|| |
|15, South Tay Street, Dundee, Scotland||Business||c. 1921||After 1939(?)|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1939||The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|www.familysearch.org|| ||www.familysearch.org|| ||Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints: Website|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|Professor David M Walker personal archive||Professor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material|| ||Information from his sons James McIntosh Patrick and William Patrick, architect, both deceased and from his grand-daughter, Ann Patrick (Mrs Richard Hunter)|