Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Baillie & Son
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: c. 1938
Ended: c. 1952
Bio Notes: William Baillie was born in 1875, probably near Crieff, the son of John Baillie, farmer and his wife, Janet Young. He was articled to George T Ewing of Crieff from 1891 to 1895, where he gained experience in designing villas, cottages, business premises, public buildings and estate work. After completing his apprenticeship he spent seven years in the Architectural Department of Formans & McCall, civil engineers at 160 Hope Street, Glasgow, assisting during the construction of buildings for the West Highland Railway and Glasgow Central Railway, and for the latter five years being in charge of all architectural work for the firm and managing contracts with a total value of 120,000.

In 1902 he commenced independent practice at 223 Hope Street. He was admitted LRIBA in 1912, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects. He went on to serve as Vice-President of the Institute later in his career. Amongst his pupils was his son Ian Baillie (born 1906) who served his articles with him from 1923 to 1928. He became a partner from about 1938, the practice name becoming William Baillie & Son.

William Baillie married twice, first to Jeannie Smith and second to Margaret___ (illegible). He died of cirrhosis of the liver at 7 Greenbank Avenue, Whitecraigs on 12 December 1951. The practice continued under the same name (presumably without a break) until at least the 1980s when the partners were Robert Adam Shaw, and William McKnight Toner.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 32, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 1938After 1940 
Item 2 of 3Accountancy Hall, 4 West Regent Street, Glasgow, Scotland 19481959 
Item 3 of 3220, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1975After 1981 

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 6Ian Bailliec. 1938 Partner 
Item 2 of 6William Bailliec. 19381951Partner 
Item 3 of 6David Millar19481951Senior Assistant 
Item 4 of 6James Harry Routledge19571958Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Robert Adam ShawBefore 1975After 1981Partner 
Item 6 of 6William McKnight TonerBefore 1975After 1981Partner 

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 221938Kelvin Club  GlasgowScotlandInterior work
Item 2 of 221938Whitecraigs Bowling Club  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 221939Palais-de-DanseGovanhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 221947House at TurnberryTurnberry AyrshireScotland 
Item 5 of 221948Buchanan's Confectionery Works  GlasgowScotlandProposed alterations to 33-51 Stewart Street and 3 Ann Street
Item 6 of 221948Johnston Premises, Albion Street and Ingrew Street   GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 7 of 221949Theg American Works at PossilparkPossilpark GlasgowScotlandFactory buildings (unclear whether a completely new site for the company or additional buildings).
Item 8 of 221950Halls, Dundee Drive  GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 221950School of Accountancy Building, West Regent Street  GlasgowScotlandFor additions and alterations
Item 10 of 22June 195017-29 Allan Street  GlasgowScotlandArchitect for new buildings
Item 11 of 221951St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 221952Business Premises, Neilson Jute CoBridgeton GlasgowScotlandTo prepare plans for reinstatement with additions
Item 13 of 221952Corporation Housing, BarrheadBarrhead East RenfrewshireScotlandTo prepare plans for 41 Corporation houses
Item 14 of 221952Flats, Fereneze AvenueBarrhead East RenfrewshireScotlandProposed new flats
Item 15 of 221952Flats, Kelburn StreetBarrhead East RenfrewshireScotlandProposed new flats
Item 16 of 221952Housing, Bourock SquareBarrhead East RenfrewshireScotlandProposal for new cottages
Item 17 of 2220 November 1953Premises of Metal Industries Ltd, West George Street  GlasgowScotlandPlans in hand for alterations and additions
Item 18 of 221954Premises of Acme Wringer Co Ltd, Gallowgate  GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 225 February 1954Premises of Thomson, Son & White, Dalziel Drive  GlasgowScotlandPlans prepared for alterations and additions
Item 20 of 2226 March 1954Housing, Renfrewshire  RenfrewshireScotlandTo prepare plans for 20 houses
Item 21 of 2220 December 1957Houses at Kerr Street and Gertrude PlaceBarrhead RenfrewshireScotlandas architect or clerk of works? accepting tender applications per Builder p1112
Item 22 of 2211 September 1959Primary School, Hawick StreetYoker GlasgowScotlandArchitect per Builder p226

References

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 11Builder5 August 1949  p184
Item 2 of 11Builder6 January 1950  p28
Item 3 of 11Builder23 June 1950  p857
Item 4 of 11Builder18 August 1950  p232
Item 5 of 11Builder18 January 1952  p137
Item 6 of 11Builder25 April 1952  p641
Item 7 of 11Builder6 June 1952  p866
Item 8 of 11Builder20 November 1953  p814
Item 9 of 11Builder5 February 1954  p281
Item 10 of 11Builder26 March 1954  p573
Item 11 of 11Builder25 June 1954  p1134