Basic Biographical Details

Name: Grant & Gardner
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1914
Ended: c. 1915
Bio Notes: John Alexander William Grant was born in 1885 and worked as an apprentice and/or assistant in the Honeyman & Keppie practice. Between 1913 and 1915, when his office was at 136 Wellington Street, he was responsible for the Westerton Housing Estate, Bearsden, for which he consulted Raymond Unwin, and his practice continued to consist largely of housing thereafter. Between 1914 and 1915 he was in partnership with his contemporary Albert Victor Gardner (whom he mave have met at Glasgow School of Art). They operated as Grant & Gardner and it may be that Grant asked Gardner to assist with the workload generated by the Westerton job.

Albert Victor Garder was born in Gloucestershire early in 1884. He studied at Glasgow School of Art. It is not yet known to which practice he was articled but he commenced independent practice in 1908. The partnership with Grant was dissolved in about 1915, he practised on his own until the end of the First World War but in 1919 he entered into partnership with William Riddell Glen.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1164, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1914c. 1915 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Albert Victor Gardner1914c. 1915  
Item 2 of 2John Alexander William Grant1914c. 1915  

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 41914Westerton Garden Suburb, 1-31 and 2-16 NorthviewWesterton, Bearsden GlasgowScotlandIn partnership from 1914
Item 2 of 41914Westerton Garden Suburb, 2-16 Stirling AvenueWesterton, Bearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 41914Westerton Garden Suburb, 25-107 and 46-64 Maxwell AvenueWesterton, Bearsden GlasgowScotlandIn partnership from 1914
Item 4 of 41914Westerton Garden Suburb: Village HallWesterton, Bearsden GlasgowScotland 

References

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Chris DoakInformation via website Sent August 2007