Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Fraser
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: William (Bill) Fraser was articled to Cullen Lochhead & Brown and was one of the three members of staff from the Hamilton Municipal Buildings project recruited by James Thomson, City Engineer and Architect of Dundee to work on the Caird Hall project in September 1914. He returned to Thomson's office in 1919 and worked closely with Vernon Constable and James McLellan Brown on the final design. In September 1921 the posts of City Engineer and City Architect and Director of Housing were separated, George Baxter being appointed to the former and James Thomson retaining the latter. Fraser was allocated to Thomson's staff, but was among those dismissed as redundant in the run down of the City Architect's department following the completion of the Caird Hall in 1922.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Dundee, ScotlandBusiness   

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Cullen, Lochhead & Brown1912 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Dundee City Architect and Director of Housing DepartmentSeptember 1914 AssistantReturned after the 1914-1918 War.

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 21912Hamilton Municipal Buildings and Public LibraryHamilton LanarkshireScotlandWorked on the design of the municipal buildings
Item 2 of 21919Caird Hall  DundeeScotland 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information from Robert Dron to John Frew 1 July 1991 and 28 September 1992