Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Duncan
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1840
Died: 21 May 1928
Bio Notes: Robert Duncan was born c.1840 in Dumbarton, the son of Ebeneezer Duncan, builder and his wife Agnes Meikleham. Nothing is known of him until he was taken into partnership by John Graham Peat in 1873 or 1874, the business encompassing that of housefactor and measurer as well as architect. It continued under that name until the 1890s when it became Robert Duncan only. The practice closed about 1905-06 when Duncan became semi-retired, the practice being wound down from his home at 37 Albert Road, Crosshill until about 1909.

Duncan married Agnes Gemmell from Kilmarnock in 1876. They had three sons, Robert, Dalrymple and James Muir, all born at Crosshill. He died of arterio-sclerosis at 31 Windsor Terrace on 21 May 1928.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 6157, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness18731875Peat & Duncan address
Item 3 of 6205, Hope Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness18791900 
Item 4 of 692, Dixon Avenue, Crosshill, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1891 * Listed as Craigie Bank in 188 Directory -assumed the same
Item 5 of 6102, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19041905 
Item 6 of 637, Albert Road, Crosshill, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1909 *  

* 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 1Grahame Peat & DuncanBefore 1879c. 1890Partner 

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 111878Brandon TowerHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 111879Hamilton Combination Fever HospitalHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 111883Two tenements, Leven Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 111884Two tenements, Albert Road and Kenmure StreetPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 111885Tenement, Melville StreetPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 111885Two tenements, Kenmure Street and Melville StreetPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 111886Stable, Rutherford Lane  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 111888TowervilleHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition of gabled bay to house, and stables
Item 9 of 111888Towerville LodgeHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations
Item 10 of 111890Two villas, Henry Bell StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 11 of 111902Ochil Hills SanatoriumMilnathort Kinross-shireScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Greenock Post Office directories Greenock Post Office directories   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research by Iain Paterson