Basic Biographical Details

Name: Strang & Wilson
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1922
Ended: 1938
Bio Notes: James Strang was born at Denny in 1855, the son of James Strang and Marion Kirkland and educated at Grossarts School. He was articled to Alexander Black of Falkirk c.1879 and commenced independent practice in Falkirk in 1880. In 1922 he took into partnership his nephew Robert Wilson, who had been articled to an as yet unidentified practice in Falkirk before the First World War and had subsequently been admitted ARIBA under the war exemption scheme. Strang retired in 1937, whereupon the practice was merged with that of Henry Wilson, who was unrelated to Robert Wilson and who had been in partnership with David Alexander Tait. The combined practice of Wilson & Wilson was now based in Strang's office at 39 Vicar Street, Falkirk.

James Strang died at 6 Hodge Street, Falkirk in January 1940. In that year the partnership re-opened an office in Grangemouth, but it was closed again in 1943. In 1955 Henry Wilson's son Rory was taken into partnership, Henry not retiring until 1960 at the age of 80. Robert Wilson died in October 1965; Henry had died some years earlier.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 139, Vicar Street, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, ScotlandBusiness   

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 4William Adam19221924Assistant 
Item 2 of 4George Bartholomew1922December 1927Assistant(?) 
Item 3 of 4James Strang19221937Partner 
Item 4 of 4Robert Wilson19221937Partner 

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 31930Town HouseDenny StirlingshireScotland 
Item 2 of 31933Villa, Glasgow RoadDenny StirlingshireScotland 
Item 3 of 31936Reinforced concrete warehouse for A YoungFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 

References

Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.