Basic Biographical Details

Name: James B Stewart & Alexander
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1898
Ended: 1899
Bio Notes: James Brown Stewart practised in Greenock in the 1880s and 1890s. In 1883 he was taken into partnership by William Gilmour Wilson but by 1893 the practice seems to have run out of work and the partnership was dissolved. Stewart who had good connections in Greenock and Port Glasgow continued to practise on his own. In 1893 James Montgomerie Alexander, born Greenock on 8 October 1874 was articled to him. In 1898 Alexander left at the end of his apprenticeship to gain wider experience with James Milne Monro in Glasgow, but was invited to return to the practice as a partner in the same year. Stewart died bon 7 December 1898 but the partnership must have prospered as in the following year the older and more experienced Joseph John Tough, born 1870 and also from Greenock, was became a partner, the practice name now becoming Stewart Tough & Alexander.

James Montgomerie Alexander, born Greenock on 8 October 1874, was articled to him, 1893 and attended classes at Glasgow School of Art. In 1898 Alexander left at the end of his apprenticeship to gain wider experience with James Milne Monro in Glasgow, but was invited to return to the practice as a partner in the same year. The partnership must have prospered as in the following year the older and more experienced Joseph John Tough, born 1870 and also from Greenock, was invited to become a partner, the practice name now becoming Stewart Tough & Alexander. Tough had been articled to William Leiper in Glasgow in 1888 and had remained with him as an assistant, attending classes at Glasgow School of Art, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College and Greenock School of Art.

Tough and Alexander were both admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911. Tough died in 1927.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Greenock, Renfrewshire, 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 2James Brown Stewart18981898Partner 
Item 2 of 2James Montgomerie Alexander18981899Partner 

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 31898Baptist ChurchGourock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 2 of 31898Church HallsGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 3 of 31898SchoolPort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotlandExtension

References

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