Basic Biographical Details

Name: A Lindsay Miller & Son
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1903
Bio Notes: Andrew Lindsay Miller was born in 1847, the son of James Miller, provision merchant and his wife Mary Lindsay. He was articled to Alexander M Gow about 1862-63 and thereafter to Thomas Halket prior to obtaining a place in the office of John Burnet Senior. From an early age he was a close firend of James Sellars, of which he wrote an affectionate memoir after his death in 1888.

Miller commenced practice in Glasgow c.1873. He lived in Cambuslang where he also kept an office. His clients were mainly in Cambuslang but his specialisation in School Board work brought many commissions in Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire. In Glasgow he was secretary of the architectural section of the Glasgow Philosophical Society, and was responsible for the lecture programme, giving many of the lectures himself. He was an excellent photographer and made his own lantern slides.

A Lindsay Miller's son James Miller (born 1879) was articled to his father from 1895 to 1900, remaining as assistant until 1903 when he became a partner. He continued the practice alone after his father's death later in the same year, retaining the existing name of A Lindsay Miller & Son. His office immediately prior to the First World War was at 19 Blythswood Square, which must have caused some confusion with the more famous James Miller's at 15 Blythswood Square. He was admitted LRIBA on 24 June 1912, his proposers being Alexander McGibbon, Andrew Balfour and George Bell II. At that date his home address was The Bisque, Cambuslang.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2122, Wellington Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1903After 1910 
Item 2 of 219, Blythswood Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1912After 1914 

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 5Andrew Lindsay Miller19031903Partner 
Item 2 of 5Andrew Lindsay Miller (junior)1903c. 1907(?)Apprentice(?) 
Item 3 of 5James Miller1903After 1912Partner 
Item 4 of 5Robert BrodieJuly 1907 Apprentice 
Item 5 of 5Andrew Lindsay Miller (junior)c. 1907(?)After 1914Assistant(?) 

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 61903Haghill Primary SchoolDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 6After 1903Property for Thomas CarriganCambuslang LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 6After 1903Shops, houses and stores for the Stonefield Independent Co-operative Society  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 6After 1903Villa for James CrawfordCambuslang LanarkshireScotland 
Item 5 of 61906Cambuslang InstituteCambuslang LanarkshireScotlandExtension
Item 6 of 61910Cambuslang InstituteCambuslang LanarkshireScotlandExtension


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1QuizJune 1903  Obituary