Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||James William Davies Kelly |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||22 June 1901 |
|Died: ||Mid 1982 |
|Bio Notes: ||James William Davies Kelly was born in 1901. He was articled to J M Dick Peddie from 1915 until 1920 and remained with the practice of Dick Peddie & Walker Todd as as assistant thereafter. He attended classes at Edinburgh College of Art under George Washington Browne, and studied constructional steelwork at Heriot Watt College in 1920-21. |
In March 1924 he moved as assistant to Tulloch & Fitzsimons in Belfast. In 1926 he moved again, emigrating to Argentina to take up a post as senior assistant to the Great Southern Railway in Buenos Aires. He left that post in November 1931, returning to Britain and taking up a post in March 1932 as senior assistant to the London Passenger Transport Board under Stanley A Heaps. From March 1941 he was in charge of all building works for the Board, including that relating to aircraft. He was a member of the Edinburgh Architectural Association in 1939-40 and at that time was living at 25 Chandos Road, Eastcote, Middlesex.
He left the Board in March 1945 to return to his former employer, J M Monro & Son, as a manager in their London and Glasgow offices. He was admitted LRIBA on 7 May the following year, his proposers being Stanley Heaps, Charles Ernest Monro and another (Thomas Bilbou?).
In 1971 his was living in Harrow. He died in mid-1982 (his death was registered between July and September) in Brent.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|25, Chandos Road, Eastcote, Middlesex, England||Private||Before 1939||After 1946|| |
|Hill Farm, Leavesden, Hertfordshire, England||Business||1946 *|| ||working for James M Monro & Son|
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|Stanley A Heaps||7 May 1946||for Licentiateship|
|Charles Ernest Monro||7 May 1946||for Licentiateship|
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1939||The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no5894 (combined box 106)|