Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Peter Miller Somers
Designation: Architect
Born: 14 June 1877
Died: November 1965
Bio Notes: Thomas Peter Miller Somers was born on 14 June 1877 at 105 Shields Road, Glasgow, the son of Thomas Somers, a first officer in the merchant navy and his wife Agnes Miller. His parents had married on 4 August 1870. Somers went on to become Master of Works and City Engineer in Glasgow, a post which he held from 1925 to 1941.

He was found dead in his home, 43 Lubnaig Road, Glasgow on 22 November 1965. His cause of death was the extensive burns sustained in a fire, presumably a house fire.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 243, Lubnaig Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1965 *  

* 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 1Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)19251941 City Engineer and Master of Works

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 371923Riverford Road Bridge  GlasgowScotlandAs City Engineer
Item 2 of 371923Whiteinch District LibraryWhiteinch GlasgowScotlandSupervised work, as Glasgow Master of Works and City Engineer
Item 3 of 371924King George V Bridge  GlasgowScotlandAs City Engineer
Item 4 of 371925Killermont Bridge  GlasgowScotlandAs City Engineer
Item 5 of 371925Partick Library  GlasgowScotlandAs City Engineer
Item 6 of 371925Woodside Halls  GlasgowScotlandAs City Engineer
Item 7 of 371926Kelvin Hall  GlasgowScotlandSupervised work, as Glasgow City Engineer
Item 8 of 371926Queen Margaret Bridge  GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 371928Boulevard Swing Bridge  GlasgowScotlandAs City Engineer
Item 10 of 371928Pollkshaws Road Bridge  GlasgowScotlandAs City Engineer
Item 11 of 371930sGovan Combination Poorhouse and AsylumGovan GlasgowScotlandKitchen, laundry and boilerhouse added
Item 12 of 371930Baths and washhouses  GlasgowScotlandAs Burgh Engineer and Master of Works
Item 13 of 371930Gorbals Public Library, South Portland Street and Norfolk StreetGorbals GlasgowScotlandAs City Engineer
Item 14 of 371930Hutchesontown LibraryHutchesontown GlasgowScotlandAs Burgh Engineer and Master of Works
Item 15 of 371930King's Bridge, Ballater Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 371930LibraryPollokshaws GlasgowScotlandAs City Engineer and Master of Works
Item 17 of 371930North West area fire station  GlasgowScotlandAs Burgh Engineer and City Master of Works
Item 18 of 371930Riddrie SchoolRiddrie GlasgowScotlandAs City Engineer
Item 19 of 371931Kelvin Hall  GlasgowScotlandAdditions as City Engineer
Item 20 of 371931Stobhill HospitalSpringburn GlasgowScotlandAdministration block and staff accomodation (to west of entrance) converted into nurses' home
Item 21 of 371931Temple Bridge  GlasgowScotlandAs Glasgow City Engineer
Item 22 of 371932Child Welfare ClincRoyston GlasgowScotlandAs Glasgow City Engineer
Item 23 of 371932City Halls and BazaarCandleriggs GlasgowScotlandAlterations to fruitmarket- as Master of Works
Item 24 of 371932Mile End Baths  GlasgowScotlandAs City Engineer and Master of Works
Item 25 of 371933Cowglen Infectious Diseases Hospital  GlasgowScotlandAs City Engineer
Item 26 of 371933Old Southern Police Station  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction and extension
Item 27 of 371934Lambhill Bridge  GlasgowScotlandAs Glasgow City Engineer
Item 28 of 371935Central Police Buildings  GlasgowScotlandNew canteen - as City Engineer
Item 29 of 371935Pollokshields Burgh HallMaxwell Park GlasgowScotlandAlterations - as Burgh Engineer
Item 30 of 371935Riddrie LibraryRiddrie GlasgowScotlandAs Glasgow City Engineer
Item 31 of 37After 1935Queen's Park Police Station and Fire Station  GlasgowScotlandRed brick corner range added
Item 32 of 371936Health CentrePossilpark GlasgowScotlandAs Glasgow City Engineer
Item 33 of 371936Kelbourne Street Fire Station  GlasgowScotlandAs Glasgow City Engineer
Item 34 of 371937Gartloch Hospital, new nurses' homeGartcosh GlasgowScotlandAs Glasgow City Engineer
Item 35 of 371937Knightswood Community CentreKnightswood GlasgowScotlandAs Glasgow City Engineer
Item 36 of 371938Kelvin Hall  GlasgowScotlandAdditions as City Engineer
Item 37 of 371938Springburn Fire StationSpringburn GlasgowScotlandBlock fronting onto Keppochhill Road - as Glasgow City Surveyor


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Hume, John R1974Industrial Archaeology of Glasgow Glasgow & London: BlackieG134 (re. King's Bridge, Ballater Street)
Item 2 of 2Post Office Directories     

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Information courtesy of Iain PatersonInformation via website