Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Money
Designation: Architect
Born: 18 July 1875
Bio Notes: James Money was born on 18 July 1875, the son of James Money, blacksmith and his wife Jane Walker. He was articled to David Valentine Wyllie of Glasgow in September 1892, studying at Glasgow School of Art and winning several awards for draughtsmanship. On completing his apprenticeship, he remained with Wyllie as an assistant for a short time before moving to the office of William Forsyth McGibbon. After a year there he moved to Aberdeen to work as a draughtsman in the design department of cabinetmaking firm Messrs James Ogilvie, returning to Glasgow in December 1899 to commence independent practice. By 1904 he was in partnership with his brother Alexander Walker Money (born 1878) as J & A W Money, their office being at 212 Hope Street.

James was admitted LRIBA on 24 June 1912, by which date he had made two short visits to Belgium. He was proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects, having joined the Institute the previous year and been made a Fellow. His office was then at 131 West Regent Street and his home address at Grangemuir, Clarkston, Busby, Lanarkshire. The firm had developed into a large tenement and industrial practice but had withdrawn from the city centre to 60 Hill Street, Maryhill by 1914, probably as a result of the severe recession following the Finance Act of 1909. Alexander Walker Money appears to have died or emigrated at around the same time.

James Money married Helen Janet Strong and they had a son, Walter S. Money. James died at his home, 42 Clincart Road, Glasgow on 23 April 1939.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5212, Hope Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1904 *  
Item 2 of 5131, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 19091914 
Item 3 of 5Grangemuir, Clarkston, Busby, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1912 *  
Item 4 of 560, Hill Street, Maryhill, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1914 *  
Item 5 of 53, Princes Square, Strathbungo, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1920s  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 4David Valentine WyllieSeptember 18921897Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4David Valentine Wyllie18971897 or 1898Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 4William Forsyth McGibbon1898 or 1899December 1899Assistant 
Item 4 of 4J & A W MoneyBefore 1904c. 1914Partner 

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 1Charles Fell Duncan19231924Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Bennie Wilson24 June 1912for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects

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 12After 1899Convalescent home for the Scottish Foresters Convalescent Home SocietyKinbuck Perthshire/StirlingshireScotland 
Item 2 of 12After 1899Cubrieshaw Hall, gate lodgeWest Kilbride AyrshireScotland 
Item 3 of 12After 1899Flatted propertyGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 4 of 12After 1899House for John BrydoneLennoxtown StirlingshireScotland 
Item 5 of 12After 1899Residence for James McNairKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 6 of 12After 1899Residence for Mr C F ScottKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 7 of 12After 1899Residence for Mr F D BrownKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 8 of 12After 1899Residence for Mr W F SharpGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 9 of 12After 1899Residence, Clarkston for Miss H J StrangBusby LanarkshireScotland 
Item 10 of 12After 1899Warehouse, Argyle Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 11 of 121905Denny Baptist ChurchDenny StirlingshireScotland 
Item 12 of 121908Warehouse and furrier's workshop for H P MacNeill  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v25 no2035