Basic Biographical Details

Name: Salmon, Son & Ritchie
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1867 or 1868
Ended: 1872
Bio Notes: The Glasgow practice of Salmon, Son & Ritchie was formed in 1867 or 1868 when James Salmon (1805-88) took into partnership his son William Forrest Salmon, who had re-joined the firm in 1866 after a period working in London, and James Ritchie, who had been a senior assistant in the office since at least 1862. The firm succeeded in attracting notable pupils in James Marjoribanks MacLaren and George Washington Browne. The partnership with Ritchie was dissolved in 1872, the practice's name now becoming James Salmon & Son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1141, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1867 or 18681872 

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 8Alexander McGregor Mitchell1866(?)1868(?)Clerk 
Item 2 of 8James Salmon (senior)1867 or 18681872Partner 
Item 3 of 8William Forrest Salmon1867 or 18681872Partner 
Item 4 of 8James Ritchie1867 or 18681872Partner 
Item 5 of 8James Marjoribanks MacLarenc. 18681872Apprentice 
Item 6 of 8George Washington Brownec. 18691872Apprentice(?) 
Item 7 of 8David Valentine Wyllie18711875Apprentice 
Item 8 of 8George William BrownEarly 1870sEarly 1870sApprentice 

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 91867 or 1868Deaf and Dumb InstituteLangside GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 91867 or 1868Gallowhill HousePaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 3 of 91868Cranstonhill Bakeries  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 9c. 1868Bluevale ChurchDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 91871Barony Parochial AsylumLenzie LanarkshireScotlandWon competition and secured job - began with linking blocks and wings (completed under James Salmon & Son)
Item 6 of 91871British Linen Bank Eglinton Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 91871Lanarkshire County Bridewell  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction and new house for governor: won in competition
Item 8 of 91871Middle Free ChurchGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 9 of 9c. 1871Templetons' Warehouse  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 3Walker, David M1966Salmon, Son, Grandson and Gillespie Scottish Art Review, vol. X, no. 3, pp. 17-29 
Item 2 of 3Walker, David W1995The Salmon Collection Unpublished: copy in NMRSDSA text is adapted from this source
Item 3 of 3Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p128