Basic Biographical Details

Name: Cowie & Miller (or Millar)
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Before 1919
Ended: After 1957
Bio Notes: James Grant Cowie practised in Motherwell and Wishaw from at least the 1890s to 1947. He had formed a partnership with _____ Miller by 1919 (this may be James Millar [sic] who also practised in Motherwell in at least the 1930s) and later his son joined the firm, taking over on the death of his father in March 1947. The name Cowie & Miller was retained at least until 1957.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 5Wishaw, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 3 of 5Commercial Bank Buildings, Brandon Street, Motherwell, Lanarkshire    
Item 4 of 545, Cleland Road, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate/business19451948Builder 2 January 1948 p24
Item 5 of 5Oakfield Chambers, Main Street, Motherwell-WishawBusinessBefore 1950(?)After 1955from Builder 1957/01/11, p121

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 3James West Cleland Wingate1 September 1919September 1920Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3James Grant CowieBefore 19191947Partner 
Item 3 of 3Michael BealeLate 1940s Assistant 

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 181938The Picture HouseWishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 181945Offices AllantonShotts LanarkshireScotlandAlteration and Extension
Item 3 of 181948Bus Garage OvertonOverton  Scotland 
Item 4 of 181948Housing SchemeRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 5 of 181948Omnibus GarageEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 6 of 181948Residence, NethertonNetherton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 7 of 181948Transport (Bus) Workshop and OfficesMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 8 of 181948Two Buildings, Dalmarnock Bridge Rutherglen LanarkshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 9 of 181950Building Scheme, Marbles RoadMotherwell and Wishaw LanarkshireScotlandAs architects and quantity surveyors
Item 10 of 181950Canteen, Ambulance Department and Offices, Rosehall WorksCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 181950HotelAbington LanarkshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 12 of 181950Redhall Brick WorksCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 13 of 181953Parish Church Halls, CarfinCarfin LanarkshireScotlandTo prepare plans for alterations and additions
Item 14 of 1826 June 1953Offices, NewmainsNewmains LanarkshireScotlandNew offices
Item 15 of 1817 July 1953Workshops, Cleve StreetShotts LanarkshireScotlandExtensions
Item 16 of 181954Victoria GarageNewmains LanarkshireScotland 
Item 17 of 181957Offices for J Cassidy & Company  LanarkshireScotland 
Item 18 of 1811 January 1957Premises at Pollokshaws Road  GlasgowScotlandprepared plans per Builder, p121


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 10Builder20 January 1950  p119
Item 2 of 10Builder11 August 1950  p203
Item 3 of 10Builder4 August 1950  p172
Item 4 of 10Builder22 September 1950  p346
Item 5 of 10Builder26 June 1953  p1004
Item 6 of 10Builder17 July 1953  p121
Item 7 of 10Builder18 September 1953  p452
Item 8 of 10Builder4 June 1954  p1007
Item 9 of 10Builder11 January 1957  address given p121
Item 10 of 10Builder8 February 1957  address given, p294