Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Arthur
Designation: Architect
Born: 13 September 1906
Died: 23 September 1968
Bio Notes: George Arthur was born on 13 September 1906, the son of architect John Maurice Arthur, sole partner in the firm of George Arthur & Son of Airdrie, and his wife Katherine Adam Stevenson Hutton. George attended the Glasgow School of Architecture diploma course from 1924 and subsequently served his apprenticeship in family firm from 1930 to 1933, remaining as draughtsman until 1935. He passed the qualifying exam in the latter year and was admitted ARIBA On 9 March 1936, his proposers being Launcelot Hugh Ross, William James Smith and Thomas Harold Hughes. His declaration accepting his admittance was witnessed by John Maurice Arthur, and both were living at Glentore, Drumbathie Road, Airdrie. George's business address at that time was 233 St Vincent Street, Glasgow. He was also an Associate of the Glasgow Institute of Architects.

Arthur died on 23 September 1968 at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He was survived by his wife Margaret Rosemary Seddon or Warren.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4656, Stirling Road, Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate 1968 
Item 2 of 4Glentore, Drumbathie Road, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1936 *  
Item 3 of 4233, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1936After 1939 
Item 4 of 412, Stirling Street, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 2George Arthur & Son19301933Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2George Arthur & Son19331935Draughtsman 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes9 March 1936for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Launcelot Hugh Ross9 March 1936for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith9 March 1936for 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 11953Jackson ChurchAirdrie LanarkshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5948 (combined box 109)