Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||McCowat & Dickson |
|Designation: ||Architectural practice |
|Started: ||Before 1897 |
|Ended: ||1918(?) |
|Bio Notes: ||Robert Lockhart McCowat was born at Thornliebank, Renfrewshire on 11 July 1859, the son of Robert McCowat and Elizabeth Morrison. He was articled to James Thomson of Glasgow from 1874 to 1878, remaining with him for one year as an improver. He moved to Dublin to work for William Hague from 1879 to 1880, thereafter spending brief periods with Andrew Scobie of Dunfermline and William Leiper in Glasgow prior to emigrating to South Africa, where he became assistant borough engineer and surveyor in Durban from 1881. In 1887 he moved to Johannesburg where he entered into partnership with Arthur Henry Reid (previously of Plymouth, Cape Town, Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth) the following year. At some point prior to 1897 McCowat withdrew to enter into partnership with George Arthur Hamilton Dickson who had been articled to George Edmund Street and after Street's death, Arthur Blomfield. McCowat was admitted FRIBA on 5 December 1898, his proposers being Thomson and Dickson. Dickson died in 1918, McCowat himself died in 1924. |
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Marshall's Chambers, Fox Street, Johannesburg, South Africa||Business||1898 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Employees or Pupils
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