Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Ely
Designation: Architect
Born: 15 May 1848
Died: 9 December 1915
Bio Notes: John Ely was born in Rochester, Kent on 15 May 1848. He was articled to Paull & Aycliffe from 1864 to 1869 and subsequently worked as architectural assistant to Salford Corporation in 1872 and as chief assistant to Edward Salomons in 1873 and 1874. In 1875 Salomons took him into partnership. By 1881, when they entered the first competition for the Glasgow Municipal Buildings under the pseudonym 'Valentine', they had a second office in London.

From 1887 onwards Ely practised alone. He was admitted FRIBA on 17 December 1888, his proposers being Salomons, John Holden and James Murgatroyd. He died on 9 December 1915.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Manchester, EnglandBusiness   
Item 2 of 2London, EnglandBusiness   

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 2Edward Salomons18731874Chief Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Salomons & Ely18751886Partner 

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 1Duncan McKerrow18991901Assistant 

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 11881Glasgow Municipal Buildings  GlasgowScotlandUnsuccessful competition design (under pseudonym of 'Valentine')


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914