Basic Biographical Details

Name: Lewis Shanks (or Louis Shanks)
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1842
Bio Notes: Lewis (or Louis) Shanks was the brother of James Shanks the Renfrewshire thread manufacturer and millowner. He practised from Glasgow but his business appears to have been limited to his family's area of influence. He is described as an architect in cemsus records of 1871 and 1881 but after that his profession is given as 'landscape architect'. James Kennedy Shanks was probably a son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Toll House, Houston, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate1871 Family home
Item 2 of 4124, Hope Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1871 *1872 
Item 3 of 468, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1875 *  
Item 4 of 4209, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1880 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 31877 or 1878St Machar's ChurchBridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 2 of 3c. 1880Glasgow Municipal Buildings  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design entered under the pseudonym Art with Economy
Item 3 of 3c. 1884Kilbarchan evangelical hallKilbarchan RenfrewshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 2Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p83

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Census records onlineCensuses