Basic Biographical Details

Name: George William Hamilton Gordon
Designation: Architect
Born: 1854
Bio Notes: George William Hamilton Gordon was born in 1854 and was extremely well-connected. He was educated at Eton and articled to Alfred Waterhouse from 1874 to 1878, remaining as assistant until he joined Andrew Thomas Taylor in partnership in 1882. In the following year Taylor set up an office in Montreal where he had the influential support of his maternal uncle, the industrialist and financier George Drummond, Gordon remaining in charge of the London office, Gordon remaining in charge of the London office. In 1886 Gordon passed the qualifying exam and was admitted ARIBA on 21 June, his proposers being Waterhouse, Arthur Blomfield and Arthur Cates. Shortly thereafter, in 1888, the partnership was dissolved. The reasons are not known, but the Montreal practice was much more successful than the London one.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandBusiness   

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 4Gordon & Flockhart  PartnerInformal partnership for entering competition, probably.
Item 2 of 4Alfred Waterhouse18741878Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4Alfred Waterhouse18781882Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Taylor & Gordon18821888Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) Arthur William Blomfield21 June 1886for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Arthur Cates21 June 1886for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Alfred Waterhouse21 June 1886for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914