Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||James Cairns |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||1853 |
|Died: || |
|Bio Notes: ||James Cairns was born about 1853 in Madderty, Perthshire. He trained as a joiner and was described as a joiner journeyman in the 1881 census. By 1891 he had become a clerk of works and practised as an architect in and around Glasgow in the early decades of the 20th century. If he was indeed responsible for the work listed in the late 1920s he was into his 70s by then. It is possible that his son, also James, was reponsible. |
No further details of him are yet known. There is a small collection of drawings for four projects in Strathclyde Regional Archives.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|124, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||1901|| || |
|116, Hope Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Business||Before 1902||1930 or after 1931|| |
|12, Holyrood Crescent, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||1930 or 1931 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Buildings and Designs
Currently, there are no references for this architect. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.