Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Salmon (junior)
Designation: Architect
Born: 13 April 1873
Died: 27 April 1924
Bio Notes: James Salmon (Junior) was born on 13 April 1873 at 12 Seton Terrace, Glasgow, the son of architect William Forrest Salmon and Jessie Alexander, and grandson of architect James Salmon (Senior). He was initially educated privately and sent to Glasgow High School in September 1883. After his mother's sudden death in 1887 while staying with her sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth and William Scott Morton in Edinburgh, James and his brother Hugh (born 16 November 1874) were brought up partly by their father's formidable elder sister Wilhelmina - 'Aunt Mina' - who had looked after her father since her mother's death in 1881. Hugh was tall like his father and grandfather, James was relatively short in stature resulting in the sobriquets of 'Wee Troot' or 'Sardine', both of which he used himself. He was witty, forceful and irreverent both as a speaker and as a writer. Although he could often be hilarious his brother Hugh recalled that he never laughed: a sardonic 'Huh huh' was as much as he could manage.

After the death of James Salmon (Senior) on 5 June 1888, William Forrest continued the business under the same name. In the same year James Salmon Junior left Glasgow High School to join the family firm, where he remained for two year, studying at Glasgow School of Art. In 1890 he was sent to William Leiper's office to complete his apprenticeship, continuing to attend the classes at Glasgow School of Art until 1891 and again from 1892 to 1895, an unusually extended period. His aim appears to have been not only to benefit from the teaching of William James Anderson but also to maintain links with the 'New Sculpture' group there, the cosmopolitan Francis Derwent Wood, who had studied in Karlsruhe and Paris, the Dutchman Johan Keller and their Scots student Albert Hodge (who were to have a profound effect on the firm's architecture in the later 1890s and early 1900s).

James left Leiper's office in 1894 at the end of his articles. Leiper's influence on him was to remain marked in both commercial and domestic work. As a twenty-first birthday present Forrest sent him on a Grand Tour of the continent which is partly chronicled in watercolours in the Salmon collection at NMRS made between April and July of that year; the tour included France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Greece and Spain. He returned to the family firm in March 1895 to find John Gaff Gillespie (born 1870) in charge of most of the design work. Gillespie had been articled to James Milne Monro c. 1884, concurrently attending classes at Glasgow School of Art, and he won the Glasgow Institute of Architects prize in 1889 jointly with Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This had brought him to the notice of Forrest Salmon who engaged him in 1891. Like Mackintosh at Honeyman & Keppie, Gillespie was given design responsibility very early, notably at the free Flemish Renaissance Scottish Temperance League building in 1893 and the West of Scotland Convalescent Seaside Homes at Dunoon in 1895. Sometime in that same year, Forrest made Gillespie a partner, the everyday work of the practice having grown as a result of Forrest having secured some of the business of the British Linen Bank, whose architects were usually J M Dick Peddie & Washington Browne. Unlike the diminutive James Salmon, Gillespie was very tall, slim and cleanshaven with a calm equable temperament.

On his return James Salmon Junior worked under his father and Gillespie for rather more than two years, being given much of the design responsibility for Mercantile Chambers on Bothwell Street, a huge project in which the Salmons had a financial interest and which was to become their office. James became a partner in 1898, but for the next few years and even beyond the individual design responsibilities of Gillespie and James Junior are not always easy to separate. Their names were not acknowledged in the practice title until November 1903 when the firm became Salmon Son & Gillespie.

By that date there had been domestic changes in the Salmon family. Wilhelmina had remained unmarried and eventually a house at Lochgoilhead, renamed Gowandean, was bought for her and extended in 1897-98, before her father's death. On 11 June 1889 Forrest, remembered in the family as something of a ladies' man, married Agnes Cooper Barry, the daughter of a Forfar grocer who lived with her brother the Reverend James Cooper Barry, a civil engineer who had switched career to become a Free Church minister in 1882 and had obtained the charge of the North Free Church at Dumbarton. Neither Wilhelmina nor Forrest's sons took to Agnes, always referring to her as 'Steppy'. Hugh left home in 1894 to work for his grandfather at Arrat Mill, Brechin, and Auchenblae, Kincardineshire, emigrating to Dunedin in 1898 as wool and seed manager to Wright Stephenson & Company. James remained at home and in 1898 the Salmon family moved to the newly built Rowantreehill at Kilmacolm where they rapidly acquired a significant domestic clientele.

In his later years Forrest became prominent in professional matters as a Governor of Glasgow School of Art, President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects 1892-94, and a member of the RIBA Council. It was probably due to his influence that Gillespie and James Junior were admitted directly to Fellowship of the RIBA on 3 December 1906, James's proposers being Leiper, John James Burnet, Watson and his father. By 1906 both Gillespie and James Junior had travelled extensively. James Junior's nomination paper records travel in Norway, Holland (1904), Romania, Austria and Hungary (1904), France (1894 and 1906), Switzerland (1894), Spain, Italy (1894 and 1904), Greece and Turkey (probably 1904). We also know from a letter from James to Hugh Salmon of 14 April 1903 that James had travelled to Brittany in 1896 with Robert (Bob') Whyte. Sketches and photographs preserved in the Salmon collection at NMRS have left his travels well documented.

By the early 1900s Gillespie and Salmon's styles had begun to diverge, Gillespie's work tending to be a simplified free classic and Salmon's still a sculpturesque art nouveau as seen in the alternative elevational treatments in the competition for the new Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College competition of 1901, both partners adopting a highly simplified arts and crafts style for domestic, cottage hospital and golf clubhouse work. But from 1904 when they received the commission for Lion Chambers both Gillespie and James Junior had become interested in the possibilities of reinforced concrete, working closely with the structural engineer Louis Gustave Mouchel, the British-based representative of Francois Hennebique. Within the firm Forrest seems to have been responsible for the 'scheming out' of commissions, the detailed design work being delegated to Gillespie or to his son James. Forrest was latterly known as the commercial traveller adept at moving in Parish Council School Board and clubland circles to obtain directly commissioned work for the practice which spent much of its time on designs for national and local competitions, none of which it succeeded in actually winning until 1908 when William Leiper selected their design for Stirling Municipal Buildings which was mainly Gillespie's work. Construction was, however, some years away and in the summer of 1911 Forrest began to suffer from cancer. He died at Rowantreehill on 7 October. By his own wish he was buried with his first wife and the Scott Mortons at Merchiston Cemetery, Edinburgh. He left moveable estate of 7,008 11s. 4d..

While the Finance Act of 1909 had probably affected the prosperity of the practice as it had so many others, Forrest Salmon's will proved the catalyst for the dissolution of the partnership in June 1913. The will made no provision for James to inherit his share of the practice; instead, it remained part of his trust estate and entitled 'Steppy' to a share of such profits as the firm had at that time. Gillespie now became senior partner and as James Junior had spent all his income on foreign travel and motoring (as a letter to Hugh of 18 August 1910 records) he could not afford to buy out either Gillespie or his stepmother. Gillespie bought out Agnes's interest, retaining the office in Mercantile Chambers, the archive (which was later sent for pulping when his successor Jack Antonio Coia was interned in 1940) and the Stirling commission. James moved out to a rented flat at 48 Jane Street, Blythswood Square which was both home and office, apparently without even a secretary. He retained the commission received in 1909 for the Admiralty Village at Cove Farm, Greenock of which only a few houses had been built in 1910, and was allowed to revive the name of the firm as it had existed prior to 1903, James Salmon & Son, later abbreviated simply to James Salmon FRIBA.

The few clients James Salmon Junior had for actual building in 1913-14 were all medical, probably introduced through his friend Dr James Devon. He developed Repertory Theatre connections from 1914 but although he made many sketch designs, one including an hotel, none of these was pursued further. When war came his Admiralty connections stood him in surprisingly good stead, with the garden village development at Cove Farm going ahead; he also received commissions for workers' housing at Greenock and Cambuslang, which were not built. The income from these enabled him to marry, in a civil ceremony on 2 (or 14; sources vary) February 1917, Dr Agnes Picken, a colleague of Dr Devon's at Duke Street Prison, remembered by Hugh's daughter Anne as 'a very direct, no nonsense, amusing resolute woman who had had to make her own way in the world'. They lived in Salmon's house and office in Jane Street and at the end of the war became deeply involved in welfare work in the Balkans, particularly in respect of Dr Katherine McPhail's Sanatorium for sick children at Brababic, Ragusa working in association with the American Relief Administration European Children's Fund. Lectures given in 1920 and 1921, together with other papers relating to these activities, survive.

Salmon's post-war clients remained exclusively medical, his only sizeable commission being the reconstruction of Redlands on Great Western Road as Glasgow Women's Private Hospital, begun in 1921. Like his father he took a particular interest in professional matters and was editor of the RIAS Quarterly in 1921-22.

James Salmon's last months greatly distressed his wife and friends. By the autumn of 1923 he was unable to continue his practice because of bowel cancer. Moreover he was responsible for his aunt Wilhelmina who had become senile with arterio sclerosis and had to be taken into Craighouse, Edinburgh, the cost of which must have been a considerable financial strain. She died on 9 January 1924 and it fell to him to wind up what was left of his grandfather's Trust for her. Salmon himself died only three-and-a-half months later on 27 April, at his home, 48 Jane Street. The letters Dr Devon wrote to keep him amused and interested in his last weeks are in the NMRS collection. His estate amounted to only 535 9s. 6d., part of which was his inheritance from his Aunt Wilhelmina's Trust; his funeral was private.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 612, Seton Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1873 Place of birth
Item 2 of 63, Broompark Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 18881891 or 1892Parental home
Item 3 of 64, Burnbank Gardens, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1891 or 18921898Parental home
Item 4 of 6Rowantreehill, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate18981911 or 1912 
Item 5 of 6Mercantile Chambers/53, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 1898After 1906 
Item 6 of 648, Jane Street, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business1911 or 1912(?)1924 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6James Salmon & Son18881890Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6William Leiper18901894Apprentice 
Item 3 of 6James Salmon & SonMarch 18951898Assistant(?) 
Item 4 of 6James Salmon & Son1898November 1903Partner 
Item 5 of 6Salmon, Son & GillespieNovember 1903June 1913Partner 
Item 6 of 6James Salmon & Son / James Salmon FRIBAJune 19131924Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4(Sir) John James Burnet3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 2 of 4William Leiper3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 3 of 4William Forrest Salmon3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 4 of 4Thomas Lennox Watson3 December 1906for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6John (Ian) Shaw BoydJune 1920For Associateship
Item 2 of 6David Arthur CarmichaelEarly 1915for Associateship
Item 3 of 6Charles Alfred Harding4 December 1911for Associateship
Item 4 of 6John McNee Jeffrey30 November 1908for Associateship
Item 5 of 6William Alexander Kidd20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 6 of 6James Austen Laird20 July 1911for Licentiateship

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 1361893Scottish Temperance League building  GlasgowScotlandOriginal building
Item 2 of 1361895British Linen Bank  GlasgowScotlandInterior - as assistant to James Salmon & Son
Item 3 of 136After 1895Interior work for R Hunter Craig MP   Scotland 
Item 4 of 1361896Scheme for villa     
Item 5 of 136189722 Park Circus  GlasgowScotlandInteriors - internal alterations, including billiard room (1905)
Item 6 of 1361897Mercantile Chambers  GlasgowScotlandAs assistant, then partner of James Salmon & Son
Item 7 of 1361898Bakery for J & B Stevenson  GlasgowScotlandVan shed and stables
Item 8 of 1361898GowandeanLochgoilhead ArgyllScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 9 of 1361898Higginbotham's Springfield Works  GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 10 of 1361898RowantreehillKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 11 of 1361898St Andrew's Free Church Hall  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 1361898St Vincent Chambers  GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 1361898Village HallLochgoilhead ArgyllScotland 
Item 14 of 1361899British Linen Bank and TenementHutchesontown GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 1361899Glasgow Savings BankAnderston Cross GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 1361899Shop, Union Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations to shop and basement foundation
Item 17 of 1361899Tenements, Charlotte Street  GlasgowScotlandToilet additions
Item 18 of 1361899Tenements, High Street and Duke Street  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - unsuccessful
Item 19 of 1361900Eastern District Hospital  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 20 of 1361900House, 12 University Gardens  GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 1361900Offices, West Regent Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and conversion to tearooms and restaurant
Item 22 of 1361900Semi-detached block of houses  GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 1361900Singer Manufacturing Company WorksKilbowie DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations to offices
Item 24 of 136c. 1900Municipal Offices and bankOban? Argyll?ScotlandSketch design
Item 25 of 136Late 1900 or early 1901Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - unsuccessful
Item 26 of 1361901Art Nouveau archway     
Item 27 of 1361901Deaf and Dumb InstituteLangside GlasgowScotlandAlterations to Earn Cottage and Boys' Home
Item 28 of 1361901Glasgow International Exhibition of 1901, electric fire and clock overmantelKelvingrove Park GlasgowScotland 
Item 29 of 1361901Lloyd Morris Memorial ChurchOatlands GlasgowScotland 
Item 30 of 1361901Shop, Union Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations to shopfront
Item 31 of 1361901Tenements, Dale StreetBridgeton GlasgowScotlandToilet additions
Item 32 of 136c. 1901Newlands Bowling Club, clubhouseLandside GlasgowScotland 
Item 33 of 136190214-15 (or 13 and 14) Woodlands Terrace  GlasgowScotlandExtension and internal remodelling
Item 34 of 1361902Barony Parochial AsylumLenzie LanarkshireScotlandDesign for a village asylum - not built
Item 35 of 1361902Barony Parochial AsylumLenzie LanarkshireScotlandNurses' quarters and pathological unit
Item 36 of 1361902British Linen Bank Head Office  GlasgowScotlandAlterations, additional floors and corner dome
Item 37 of 1361902Carnegie Public LibraryRutherglen LanarkshireScotlandCompetition entry - unsuccessful
Item 38 of 1361902Newton Park SchoolAyr AyrshireScotlandCompetition entry - unsuccessful
Item 39 of 1361902Three large office blocks  GlasgowScotland 
Item 40 of 1361902Whitehill Street SchoolDennistoun GlasgowScotlandThree storey classroom extension
Item 41 of 136After 1902Lanfine Cottage Home for Consumptives, BroomhillKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotlandBuilt to revised plans
Item 42 of 1361903British Linen Bank  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 43 of 1361903Cranstonhill Bakeries  GlasgowScotlandPartial remodelling
Item 44 of 1361903Elgin Place Mission Halls  GlasgowScotlandCompetition entry - unsuccessful
Item 45 of 1361903Gallowhill House, Motor Car House and Chauffeur's HousePaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 46 of 1361903Hamilton Municipal Buildings and Public LibraryHamilton LanarkshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 47 of 1361903Plantation Bakery  GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 48 of 1361903Renfrew Parish Church HallsRenfrew RenfrewshireScotlandCompetition entry - not successful
Item 49 of 1361903Tenements, Dale Street  GlasgowScotlandToilet addition
Item 50 of 1361904Catholic Apostolic Church  GlasgowScotlandBaptistery and new aisle
Item 51 of 1361904Kirkintilloch Town Hall and Municipal BuildingsKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 52 of 1361904Lion Chambers, Hope Street  GlasgowScotlandWith Louis Gustave Mouchel of the Yorkshire Hennebique Company as structural engineer
Item 53 of 1361904MiyanoshitaKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 54 of 1361904St Peter's Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 55 of 1361904WalfordPrestonpans East LothianScotlandAdditions
Item 56 of 136190588 West Regent Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and extension
Item 57 of 1361905British Linen BankThurso CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 58 of 1361905British Linen BankStromnessMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 59 of 1361905British Linen BankKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 60 of 1361905CottageKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 61 of 1361905Cottages at BrechinBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 62 of 1361905Den O' GryffeKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotlandOriginal house
Item 63 of 1361905Mitchell Library  GlasgowScotlandCompetition entry - not successful
Item 64 of 1361905North LodgeEdzell AngusScotland 
Item 65 of 1361905Workshop and studio for William NicolMount Florida GlasgowScotland 
Item 66 of 1361906BolfraxGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 67 of 1361906British Linen Bank Head Office  GlasgowScotlandNew telling room
Item 68 of 1361906Campbell's Music Salon  GlasgowScotlandProposed alterations
Item 69 of 1361906Cartsburn Public SchoolGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 70 of 1361906DilkushKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 71 of 1361906NorthernhayKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotlandExtension
Item 72 of 1361907Den O' GryffeKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotlandExtension
Item 73 of 1361907Dunoon HydropathicDunoon ArgyllScotlandAlterations to kitchen and new wing
Item 74 of 1361907HoughtonKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotlandNew porch
Item 75 of 1361907Liberal Club  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - unsuccessful
Item 76 of 1361907London County Hall  LondonEnglandCompetition design - unsuccessful
Item 77 of 1361907Nether KnockbuckleKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 78 of 1361907Perth Town HallPerth PerthshireScotlandCompetition design - unsuccessful
Item 79 of 1361907Stable, Winton AvenueGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 80 of 1361907Ten workmen's cottages, Garthamlock and Queenslie CollieryShettleston GlasgowScotland 
Item 81 of 1361908BakeryStranraer WigtownshireScotland 
Item 82 of 1361908Bakery for J & B Stevenson  GlasgowScotlandAlterations to bakery
Item 83 of 1361908Blantyre Cottage HospitalBlantyre LanarkshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 84 of 1361908Glamorgan County Buildings  CardiffWalesCompetition design - not successful
Item 85 of 1361908Industrial shelterPossilpark GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 86 of 1361908Kilmacolm Golf ClubKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotlandToolhouse, shelter and landscaping works
Item 87 of 1361908Stirling Municipal BuildingsStirling StirlingshireScotlandWon competition and secured job (building later completed by Gillespie after dissolution of partnership)
Item 88 of 1361909AuchendouneDoune PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 89 of 1361909Co-ownership cottagesKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 90 of 1361909Cove Farm Garden SuburbGourock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 91 of 1361909Ferro Concrete shop and offices   ScotlandCompetition design
Item 92 of 1361909Hamilton Academy (and house at school)Hamilton LanarkshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 93 of 1361909Offices for the Scottish Assurance Company  GlasgowScotland 
Item 94 of 1361909Rutherglen Town HallRutherglen LanarkshireScotlandCompetition design for extension - not successful (extension not built)
Item 95 of 1361909VellorePolmont StirlingshireScotlandAddition of laundry
Item 96 of 13619106 Cathedral Square  GlasgowScotlandAlterations - new chimneypiece
Item 97 of 1361910Ashfield, Central Avenue, Beech AvenueCambuslang LanarkshireScotlandAlterations
Item 98 of 1361910Offices, 36 Oswald Street and Ann Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 99 of 1361910Offices, Blochairn Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 100 of 136191115 Park Gardens SouthPartick GlasgowScotlandHearth and stained glass work
Item 101 of 1361911Bakery for J & B Stevenson  GlasgowScotlandAlterations to bakery
Item 102 of 1361911DrumlanrigPollokshields GlasgowScotlandRedecoration and heating
Item 103 of 1361911Housing Blackley EstateBlackley ManchesterEnglandArchitectural Competition Third place, 50 premium.
Item 104 of 1361912Cranstonhill Bakeries  GlasgowScotlandNew bakery
Item 105 of 1361912London Road UF Church Hall  GlasgowScotlandHall and offices
Item 106 of 13619131 North Park Terrace  GlasgowScotlandInstallation of electric light
Item 107 of 1361913Proposed workers' garden village for Argyle Motor WorksAlexandria/Vale of Leven DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 108 of 136After 1913Cambuslang InstituteCambuslang LanarkshireScotlandUndated sketch design
Item 109 of 136c. 1913Houses, Reservoir RoadGourock RenfrewshireScotlandMay have been responsible
Item 110 of 1361914Glasgow Repertory Theatre  GlasgowScotlandProposals
Item 111 of 1361914Gourock Municipal BuildingsGourock RenfrewshireScotlandCompetition design - placed third
Item 112 of 1361914London Road UF Church Hall  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 113 of 1361914Plantation Bakery  GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 114 of 1361914Villa, Richmond Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 115 of 1361915Hastings LodgeMaxwell Park GlasgowScotlandAlterations to house and new motor house
Item 116 of 1361915Terrace of workers' cottages, EastfieldCambuslang LanarkshireScotlandSketch design
Item 117 of 1361915Two-storey four-flat blocks (2)   ScotlandSecond block c1915
Item 118 of 1361915Two-storey semi-detached house block, probably for Samuel GalleyCambuslang LanarkshireScotlandSketch design
Item 119 of 1361915Workers' housing, Roxburgh StreetGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 120 of 1361916Craigieknowes, Cottages for Admiralty civiliansGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandMay have made designs
Item 121 of 1361916Glasgow Rubber WorksNorth Kelvinside GlasgowScotlandAlterations to workshop
Item 122 of 136c. 1916HMS Royal Oak and HMS Repulse     
Item 123 of 136c. 1916Housing for Local Government Board for ScotlandGourock RenfrewshireScotlandMay have been responsible as he worked for the Gourock and Greenock Tenants'.
Item 124 of 1361917172 Bath Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 125 of 1361917Hostel FlottaOrkneyScotland 
Item 126 of 1361919Campbeltown War MemorialCampbeltown ArgyllScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 127 of 136c. 1919Lantern Theatre  GlasgowScotland 
Item 128 of 136c. 1919Theatre, Richard Street and St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 129 of 1361920The Cottage, CherrybankKillearn StirlingshireScotlandChimneypiece
Item 130 of 1361920Whitefield Estate, feuingGovan GlasgowScotland 
Item 131 of 1361921Roselle  GlasgowScotlandScheme for conversion to Women's Hospital
Item 132 of 136c. 1921Two-storey villa   Scotland 
Item 133 of 1361922Chicago Tribune TowerChicago IllinoisUnited States of AmericaUnsuccessful competition design
Item 134 of 1361922HyndleePeebles PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 135 of 1361922Redlands House  GlasgowScotlandConversion and extensions to form Hospital for Women, including wing to rear
Item 136 of 1361922Two-storey villaBusby LanarkshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 10British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 10Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp145 Lion Chambers
Item 3 of 10Gray, A Stuart1985Edwardian Architecture: A Biographical Dictionary  pp316-18
Item 4 of 10Miles Glendinning, Diane Watters, David Whitham Docomomo Scotland Leaflet  p227 Image of Lion Chambers
Item 5 of 10O'Donnell, Raymond2003The life and work of James Salmon architect, 1873-1924 Edinburgh: The Rutland Press 
Item 6 of 10Post Office Directories     
Item 7 of 10Walker, David M1966Salmon, Son, Grandson and Gillespie Scottish Art Review, vol. X, no. 3, pp. 17-29 
Item 8 of 10Walker, David M1975The Partnership Of James Salmon And John Gaff Gillespie Service, A (ed.): Edwardian Architecture and its Origins (London: Architectural Press, 1975), 236-49 
Item 9 of 10Walker, David W1995The Salmon Collection Unpublished: copy in NMRSDSA text is adapted from this source
Item 10 of 10Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p89

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder2 May 1924v126 p741 - obituary
Item 2 of 4Glasgow Herald5 May 1924   
Item 3 of 4RIBA Journal1924v31London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp513 - obituary
Item 4 of 4The Bailie23 January 1918   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLetters from James Salmon Jun to Hugh Salmon (per Hugh's daughter Mrs Anne Francis, Christchurch, NZ  
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional research by Iain Paterson
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F v18 p11 no1180 (microfilm reel 12)


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