Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ogilvy & Stewart
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1925
Ended: 1928
Bio Notes: This firm comprised Gilbert Francis Molyneux Ogilvy who had closed his London practice in the early years of the First World War, and Nelson T Stewart of the joiners and builders John Stewart and Sons, 16 Forfar Road, Dundee. The firm specialised in shop and office buildings and had provided a design and build service since about 1911. In 1918 or 1919 Gilbert Ogilvy returned to Dundee, most of his practice having come to him through his elder brother, Sir Herbert Kinnaird Ogilvy of Baldovan and of Shiell & Small, solicitors. In 1920 he inherited the estate of Winton from his aunt, but continued his Dundee practice which was based in his brother's office at 5 Bank Street, merging it with that of Nelson T Stewart about 1925. Of the partnership both Ogilvy's son, Sir David and Henry Pearce Robbie observed that Stewart did not have much design sense but was a sound practical man from his experience with his father's building business: Ogilvy's interest in the firm was at times ephemeral and he tended to undertake only commissions in which there was a personal interest, leaving the rest to Stewart. At the time of the merger with Findlay and Smith he withdrew because of the severity of the recession, observing that in the circumstances it was wrong to carry on a practice he could afford to do without.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 25, Bank Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1925 *  
Item 2 of 2Meadow House/64, Reform Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1928 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3James Stratton PatersonAfter 19221926Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Gilbert Francis Molyneux Ogilvy19251928Partner 
Item 3 of 3Nelson T Stewart19251928Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 31925Balavoulin  DundeeScotlandAdditions
Item 2 of 31928CauldhameDunblane PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 3 of 31928Dundee Garden City Association Kingsway Site  DundeeScotlandHouses - in collaboration with William Curtis Green


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information from Sir David Ogilvy, Mr Peattie of Shiell & Small and Henry Pearce Robbie