Basic Biographical Details

Name: Dundee City Architect and Director of Housing Department
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: September 1921
Ended: May 1924(?)
Bio Notes: In September 1921 the posts of Dundee City Engineer and Dundee City Architect and Director of Housing were separated, James Thomson retaining the latter post and George Baxter, previously the Water Engineer, becoming City Engineer. But after 1922 Thomson's staff was rapidly run down, and when his chief assistant Vernon Constable was made redundant, Thomson retired in May 1924 at the age of seventy-two and the post went into abeyance, his duties being taken over by Baxter. In 1944 the City Engineer's senior architect, James McLellan Brown, was appointed City Architect and Director of Housing, thus reverting to the 1922 arrangement.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Dundee, 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 8William FraserSeptember 1914 AssistantReturned after the 1914-1918 War.
Item 2 of 8James ThomsonSeptember 1921May 1924Chief ArchitectCity Architect and Director of Housing
Item 3 of 8Vernon ConstableSeptember 1921Before May 1924Chief Assistant 
Item 4 of 8James McLellan Brown30 October 1944September 1951Chief ArchitectDundee City Architect and Director of Housing
Item 5 of 8Robert DronSeptember 19511963Chief ArchitectCity Architect
Item 6 of 8James Kidd19631967Chief ArchitectCity Architect
Item 7 of 8Robert Dron19681970Chief ArchitectCity Architect
Item 8 of 8Daniel Horne Ferguson1979 * Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 151937Stobswell Boys' School  Dundee With James Mclellan Brown as City Architect
Item 2 of 151946Clement Park Gardens Housing  Dundee With James Mclellan Brown as City Architect
Item 3 of 151959Kirkton High School  DundeeScotlandwith Robert Dron as City Architect
Item 4 of 15196060 flats, Menzieshill Housing Scheme (1st development)  DundeeScotlandWith Robert Dron as City Architect
Item 5 of 151960Linlathen Housing Scheme (second development)  DundeeScotlandWith Robert Dron as City Architect
Item 6 of 151960Midmill Housing Scheme  DundeeScotlandWith Robert Dron as City Architect
Item 7 of 151960Pleasance Housing Scheme (First Development)  Dundee, AngusScotlandWith Robert Dron as City Architect
Item 8 of 15196177 flats, Menzieshill Housing Scheme (5th development)  DundeeScotlandWith Robert Dron as City Architect
Item 9 of 151962121 flats, Menzieshill Housing Scheme (7th development)  DundeeScotlandWith Robert Dron as City Architect
Item 10 of 15196266 houses, Nursery Road Housing Scheme  DundeeScotlandWith Robert Dron as City Architect
Item 11 of 15196299 flats, Menzieshill Housing Scheme (6th development)  DundeeScotlandWith Robert Dron as City Architect
Item 12 of 151965105 dwellings, Whitfield Housing Scheme (2nd development)  DundeeScotlandWith Robert Dron as City Architect
Item 13 of 15196665 dwellings, Whitfield Housing Scheme (3rd development)  DundeeScotlandWith Robert Dron as City Architect
Item 14 of 151968105 houses, Whitfield Housing Scheme (4th development phase 2)  DundeeScotlandWith Robert Dron as City Architect
Item 15 of 151969201 houses, Whitfield Housing Scheme (5th/6th developments)  DundeeScotlandWith Robert Dron as City Architect

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp242, p243, p367 Whitfield