Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Henderson
Designation: Architect
Born: 27 June 1894
Died: 27 May 1984
Bio Notes: James Henderson was born in Perth on 27 June 1894the son of James Henderson, music salesman and his wife Mary Jack. He was articled to Francis William Deas of Edinburgh from 1908 to 1913. On completing his apprenticeship he joined Robert Stodart Lorimer as draughtsman. It is not clear whether he undertook war service but he remained with Lorimer until 1920, assisting the chief assistant John Ross McKay, and in the following year moved to Kirkcaldy to take up the post of chief assistant to William Williamson. He subsequently worked as draughtsman to Alexander Lorne Campbell of Edinburgh from 1925 to 1927; to Thomas Aikman Swan of Edinburgh from 1927 to 1928; and to Maclaren Soutar Salmond of Dundee and Alexander Mair of Ayr, both apparently from 1928 to 1930. In the latter year he was appointed draughtsman in the Edinburgh City Architect's Department under Ebenezer James MacRae, and he was still there when he was admitted LRIBA on 5 March 1943, his proposers being Lorne Campbell, McKay and Thomas Forbes Maclennan.

Henderson died on 27 May 1984 at the Eastern General Hospital, Edinburgh, aged 89 years. He never married.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 143, House O'Hill Avenue, Blackhall, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1943 *1984 

* 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 9Francis William Deas19081913Apprentice 
Item 2 of 9(Sir) Robert Stodart Lorimer19131920Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 9William Williamson19211925Chief Assistant 
Item 4 of 9Alexander Lorne Campbell19251927Draughtsman 
Item 5 of 9Thomas Aikman Swan19271928Draughtsman 
Item 6 of 9Maclaren Soutar Salmond19281930(?)Draughtsman 
Item 7 of 9Alexander Mair1928(?)1930Draughtsman 
Item 8 of 9Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)1930After 1943DraughtsmanWorking under Ebenezer James MacRae, Edinburgh City Architect
Item 9 of 9Ebenezer James MacRae1930After 1943DraughtsmanIn Edinburgh City Architect's Department


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander Lorne Campbell5 March 1943for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Forbes Maclennan5 March 1943for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3John Ross McKay5 March 1943for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The 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 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no5413 (combined box 77)