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Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Alexander Ross (or William H A Ross)
Designation: Architect
Born: 1891
Died: 1977
Bio Notes: William Alexander Ross almost certainly worked for H M Office of Works or for the War Office. He is perhaps the W H A Ross who appears as a draughtsman in the Edinburgh office of H M Office of Works in 1904, though he would only have been fifteen at this time.

He was admiitted ARIBA in 1921 and FRIBA in 1937. By 1943 he held the post of Drector of Works and Services (Scotland), Ministry of Works, 122 George Street and he retained this until 1953. Sometime before 1950 he was awarded the OBE.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 221, Castle Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1906c. 1940 
Item 2 of 2122, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1943 *1953 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1904(?) * Draughtsman 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1James Alexander Steedman1912Late 1912 or early 1913Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Frederick Walter Goddard1 December 1946For Associateship

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 3 HM Stationery OfficeSighthill Edinburgh, MidlothianScotland 
Item 2 of 31937Dreghorn Barracks  EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 319 June 1953Provanhill Telephone ExchangeProvanhill GlasgowScotlandNew telephone exchange

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder19 June 1953  p969

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Public Record OfficeOffice of Works Records  

Images

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