Basic Biographical Details

Name: Isaac Taylor
Designation: Architect
Born: 1871
Died: 28 July 1948
Bio Notes: Isaac Taylor was born in 1871, the son of the Manchester architect J Medland Taylor. Isaac entered his father's practice after he left school and remained there apart from one year spent in a London office as a premium paying pupil. He inherited his father's practice on the latter's death in 1909. Although he engaged one or two very able assistants his own time was generally of 'a voluntary nature', especially for the Church of England Waifs and Strays Society, converting old mansions for their new purpose. Soon after the beginning of World War I he shared an office with Frank B Dunkerley. After the war he went into partnership with W Cecil Young.

He died on 28 July 1948.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Manchester, EnglandBusiness   
Item 2 of 2London, EnglandBusiness1890s  

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 3James Medland Taylorc. 1897c. 1902(?)Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3James Medland Taylorc. 1902(?)1909Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Taylor & Youngc. 1919c. 1948Partner 

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 1Douglas William McNair Calder1936 Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2James Austen Bent5 March 1934For Associateship
Item 2 of 2Douglas William McNair Calder4 April 1938For 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 11925Dunfermline War MemorialDunfermline FifeScotlandWon competition and secured job


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalOctober 1948 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp563 Obituary