Basic Biographical Details

Name: Peter Reid
Designation: Architect
Born: 18 June 1881
Died: May 1937
Bio Notes: Peter Reid was born in Edinburgh on 18 June 1881 and educated at the Royal High School. He was articled to Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, then of Anderson, Simon & Crawford, Edinburgh in 1899. Whilst there he attended classes at the Edinburgh School of Applied Art, where he was awarded a travelling scholarship which enabled him to make sketching tours of the English cathedrals and university towns in 1903 and 1904. His nomination papers state that in December of the latter year he became chief assistant to William Williamson of Kirkcaldy and moved to Inverkeithing, but they also indicate that he assisted Williamson on the Station Hotel in Kirkcaldy, which opened in 1903, so it is possible that the dates given on his nomination papers are not entirely correct. He was still in Williamson's office when he was admitted LRIBA on 4 December 1911, proposed by James Bow Dunn and the Edinburgh Architectural Association, which he had joined in 1908.

In the following year, 1912, Reid married Margaret Sutherland, daughter of John Sutherland; they had one son and one daughter.

Reid's address in 1930 was Park House, Inverkeithing. He died in 1937.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 241, Lady Helen Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  
Item 2 of 2Park House, Inverkeithing, Fife, ScotlandPrivate(?)1930 or 1931 *  

* 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 4Anderson Simon & Crawford18991902Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4(Sir) Robert Rowand Anderson19021903Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4Rowand Anderson & Paul19031903 or December 1904Apprentice 
Item 4 of 4William Williamson1903 or December 1904After 1911Chief Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1James Bow Dunn20 July 1911for Licentiateship - as president of the Edinburgh Architectural Association

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 191902Auchterderran SchoolAuchterderran FifeScotlandAs chief draughtsman to William Williamson
Item 2 of 191903 or 1904Station Hotel and ballroomKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs chief draughtsman to William Williamson
Item 3 of 19After 1904Cardenden SchoolCardenden FifeScotland 
Item 4 of 19After 1904Denend School, CardendenLochgelly FifeScotland 
Item 5 of 19After 1904RC SchoolKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs chief draughtsman to William Williamson
Item 6 of 19After 1904SS Princes Ena, ship interior    As chief draughtsman to William Williamson
Item 7 of 19After 1904SS Titania, ship interior    As chief draughtsman to William Williamson
Item 8 of 191905Royal Bank of ScotlandKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs chief draughtsman to William Williamson
Item 9 of 191906Public LibraryBurntisland FifeScotlandAs chief draughtsman to William Williamson on successful competition designs
Item 10 of 191908St John's Parish ChurchKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs chief draughtsman to William Williamson
Item 11 of 191909Labour homesInverkeithing FifeScotlandAs chief draughtsman to William Williamson
Item 12 of 191920Houses for the Town CouncilInverkeithing FifeScotland 
Item 13 of 191923Houses for the Town Council, Spencerfield siteInverkeithing FifeScotland10 hiouses
Item 14 of 191923War MemorialInverkeithing FifeScotland 
Item 15 of 191924Houses for the Town Council, Spencerfield siteInverkeithing FifeScotland10 houses
Item 16 of 191926Houses for the Town Council, Spencerfield siteInverkeithing FifeScotland10 houses
Item 17 of 191928Houses for the Town Council, Spencerfield siteInverkeithing FifeScotland16 houses
Item 18 of 191932Eighteen houses for Fife County CouncilLimekilns FifeScotland 
Item 19 of 191934Twenty houses for Fife County CouncilCrossford FifeScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scottish Biographies1938  E J Thurston (pub.) 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder28 May 1937  p1138

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v20 no1541