Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Gordon & Co
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: c. 1898
Bio Notes: Nothing is known of the training of George Gordon who commenced practice in Elgin c.1885 as a partner in the firm of MacBey & Gordon, architects and civil engineers. Within a few years the practice became Gordon & MacBey, presumably reflecting the death or retiral of the original MacBey and a younger one being taken into partnership. The practice subsequently moved to Inverness.

The Inverness office was run by Alexander Grant who had been an apprentice in Elgin. George Gordon retired to Edinburgh where he died in 1906. The name changed again in the later 1890s to George Gordon & Co, presumably after the death or retirement of the second MacBey. Gordon's firm continued (run by Gordonís son Alexander William Robert Gordon) in partnership with Grant. It continued at least until the late 1950s when Gordon Gunn was senior partner.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 16, Queensgate, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1911 * to at least 1925

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 5George Gordonc. 1898 Partner 
Item 2 of 5Frederick George Grant AngusJanuary 1934October 1934Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Stanley White Edgar19351938Chief Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Alastair Milne GrantLate 1940s Partner 
Item 5 of 5Gordon Gunn1950s Partner(?) 

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 331898Block of shops and houses, Denny Street and Argyle StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 2 of 331898Easter Lochend (Kilravock estate), house and steading  NairnshireScotland 
Item 3 of 331898Wester Lochend (Kilravock), steading  NairnshireScotland 
Item 4 of 331899Auchnacloich, Grieve's house, farmhouse, steading and servants' cottagesNairn NairnshireScotlandGrieve's house and servant's cottages, and additions to farmhouse and steading
Item 5 of 331899Balnabeen, farmhouse and steadingConon Bridge Ross and CromartyScotlandAdditions to steading
Item 6 of 331899Clune (Aldourie Estate), steadingAldourie Inverness-shireScotlandCovered courts
Item 7 of 331899House, Union RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions
Item 8 of 331899Mulchaich, steadingConon Bridge Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 9 of 331900Balloch (Culloden Estate), farmhouse and steadingCulloden Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 10 of 331900Balnabeen, farmhouse and steadingConon Bridge Ross and CromartyScotlandFarmhouse
Item 11 of 331900Drummondreoch, farmhouse and steadingConon Bridge Ross and CromartyScotlandAdditions to farm
Item 12 of 331901Alcaig, Farm buildingsConon Bridge Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 13 of 331901Bobbin Mills, MuirtownInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 14 of 331902Croygorston (Culloden Estate), Farmhouse, steading and servants' cottagesCulloden Inverness-shireScotlandFarmhouse, servants' cottages, and additions to steading
Item 15 of 331902Croygorston (Culloden Estate), Timber bridge over the River NairnCulloden Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 16 of 331903Dalreigh BridgeAlness Ross and CromartyScotlandReconstructive repair
Item 17 of 331903Invergordon harbour with storehouseInvergordon Ross and CromartyScotlandStores
Item 18 of 331903Lebishie LodgeGlenmoriston Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 19 of 331903Woodside (Culloden Estate), farm buildingsCulloden Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 20 of 331904Cantray-Bruaich (Culloden Estate) Farm cottagesCulloden Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 21 of 331904Culchuraig (Culloden Estate), steadingCulloden Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions
Item 22 of 331904Invergordon harbour with storehouseInvergordon Ross and CromartyScotlandExtension of East Jetty and straightening of East Quay
Item 23 of 331904Kinkell Castle, SteadingConon Bridge (near) Ross and CromartyScotlandAdditions and repairs to farm buildings
Item 24 of 331904VillaAviemore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 25 of 331906Ferintosh Parish Church, manse and officesConon Bridge Ross and CromartyScotlandImprovements to church manse and offices
Item 26 of 331906Footbridge over the LossieLossiemouth MorayshireScotland 
Item 27 of 331912Coulmore HouseRedcastle, North Kessock Ross and CromartyScotlandAdditions - bows added
Item 28 of 331913Invermoriston ChurchInvermoriston Inverness-shireScotlandHS List
Item 29 of 33192520 Houses for Town CouncilInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 30 of 331926Lewis HospitalStornowayLewisRoss and CromartyScotlandExtension
Item 31 of 33c. 1928Water reservoirLossiemouth MorayshireScotland 
Item 32 of 331930HousingMallaig Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 33 of 331955Moy HallMoy Inverness-shireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scottish Local History201591 Spring/Summer issue