Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Mitchell
Designation: Architect
Born: 1876
Died: November 1940(?)
Bio Notes: James Mitchell was born in 1876 in Edinburgh. He was articled to Archibald Macpherson and was later his chief assistant while attending classes at the School of Applied Art. He gained further experience in an unspecified office in Glasgow before emigrating in 1904 to Toronto where he built up a practice and specaliised in domestic work. His Scotsman obituarist notes that his work was marked by 'thoughful and efficient planning'.

Mitchell retired to Edinburgh in c.1938 owing to ill-health and died in November 1940.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Toronto, CanadaBusiness19041938 
Item 2 of 3Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessAfter 1905Before 1904 
Item 3 of 3Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 19381940 

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 2Archibald MacphersonAfter 1890Before 1904Chief Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Archibald Macphersonc. 1890c. 1895Apprentice 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder6 December 1940  Obituary p556
Item 2 of 2Scotsman22 November 1940  p3 Obituary