Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Smith Peace (junior)
Designation: Architect
Born: 19 June 1874
Died: 4 July 1932
Bio Notes: Thomas Smith Peace Junior was the nephew of Thomas Smith Peace of Kirkwall and was born on 19 June 1874, the son of William Peace bookseller and his wife Mary Low. In 1891 he was articled to his uncle Thomas Smith Peace senior. He remained as assistant until 1898 when he sought wider experience with Hippolyte Jean Blanc whom his uncle had probably known through the King's College works in Aberdeen. He returned to his uncle's practice in 1902, where he remained until called up during the First World War in which he attained the rank of Major. He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, his proposers being Blanc, David Robertson and John Bryce. The younger Peace died at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh on 4 July 1932, survived by his wife, Helen MacGregor and his two daughters, Mary Low Peace born 1905 and Inga Margaret Peace born 1907. The practice was continued by his eighty-nine-year-old uncle who died the following year. In addition to their known works, the Peaces undertook commissions for business premises such as bakers and drapers, none of which have been identified.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Junction Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  
Item 2 of 2Inganess Cottage, Kirkwall, Orkney, ScotlandBusiness1930  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Thomas Smith Peace (senior)18911898Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Thomas Smith Peace (senior)c. 18961898Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Hippolyte Jean Blanc18981902Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Thomas Smith Peace (senior)19021933Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Hippolyte Jean Blanc20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3John Bryce II (or John Bryce (junior))20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3David Robertson20 July 1911for Licentiateship

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 121891GraemeshallSt Mary's (near)MainlandOrkneyScotlandAs apprentice/assistant to his uncle, T S Peace Senior
Item 2 of 12After 1891Established Church Manse North RonaldsayOrkneyScotlandAs apprentice/assistant to his uncle, T S Peace Senior
Item 3 of 12After 1891Established Church Manse ShapinsayOrkneyScotlandAs apprentice/assistant to his uncle, T S Peace Senior
Item 4 of 12After 1891Kirkwall Grammar SchoolKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotlandTwo extensions, c.4,000 each - as apprentice/assistant to his uncle, T S Peace Senior
Item 5 of 12After 1891Old Parish ChurchEvieMainlandOrkneyScotlandRestoration and additions - as apprentice/assistant to his uncle, T S Peace Senior
Item 6 of 12After 1891Parish ChurchHolmMainlandOrkneyScotlandRestoration - as apprentice/assistant to his uncle, T S Peace Senior
Item 7 of 12After 1891Parish ChurchBirsayMainlandOrkneyScotlandRestoration - as apprentice/assistant to his uncle, T S Peace Senior
Item 8 of 12After 1891St Andrews Parish ChurchTankernessMainlandOrkneyScotlandRestoration - as apprentice/assistant to his uncle, T S Peace Senior
Item 9 of 121905Holland House North RonaldsayOrkneyScotlandTower in re-entrant angle and other additions - as assistant to his uncle, T S Peace Senior
Item 10 of 121906Free Church North RonaldsayOrkneyScotland 
Item 11 of 121920Carter's Park housing developmentKirkwall OrkneyScotlandWith his uncle, Thomas Smith Peace Senior
Item 12 of 121923Sea-Plane Station, ScapaKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotlandConverted into hospital - as assistant to his uncle, T S Peace Senior

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 6Burgher, Leslie1991Orkney: an illustrated architectural guide  p5
Item 3 of 6RCAHMS1999Homebuilders: Mactaggart & Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry RCAHMSImage of four-apartment cottages at Carter's Park, Kirwall p212
Item 4 of 6RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 5 of 6RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 6 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder28 April 1933v144 p704 - obituary
Item 2 of 2RIBA Journal13 May 1933v40London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp558 - obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of the grandson of Thomas Smith PeaceInformation sent via Dictionary survey Sent October 2013.
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v20 no1512