Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Crowe McBride
Designation: Architect
Died: 1990
Bio Notes: John Crowe McBride was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1949. He was admitted ARIBA in 1955 and ARIAS in 1958. He joined the practice of Watson Salmond & Gray before 1965 and became a partner by 1970. He was still with the practice in 1987. There were only two partners about 1981: McBride and A Crawford.

He died in late 1990.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5101, Greenhead Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1950 *  
Item 2 of 5103, Reidvale Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1954  
Item 3 of 531, Lacrosse (or La Crosse) Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1955After 1960 
Item 4 of 5218, Mill Street, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1965 *After 1970 
Item 5 of 5245, North Street, Charing Cross, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1979 *After 1987 

* 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 1Watson, Salmond & Gray1970After 1981Partner 

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 431960sBritish Linen BankAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 2 of 431960sBritish Linen BankPrestwick AyrshireScotland 
Item 3 of 431960sBritish Linen BankMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 4 of 431960sBrodick CastleBrodickArranButeScotlandRestoration
Item 5 of 431960sCairds Yard FactoryGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 6 of 431960sCaledonian Insurance Building  EdinburghScotlandAlterations? additions?
Item 7 of 431960sCaledonian Insurance Company Offices  LondonEngland 
Item 8 of 431960sCarntyne Industrial EstateCarntyne GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 431960sCooperage for Teachers (Distillers) Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 431960sCraigbank Senior Secondary School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 431960sFactory for Gray Dunn  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 431960sGovan District AsylumGovan GlasgowScotlandTreatment block; laboratoy block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics, twin theatre unit. (Some or all of these - the RIBA Directory is vague.)
Item 13 of 431960sHolmwood HouseCathcart GlasgowScotlandRestoration
Item 14 of 431960sIndustrial EstateKilwinning AyrshireScotland 
Item 15 of 431960sOffices for Arthur Guiness  GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 431960sOffices for P & W MacLellan  GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 431960sPremises of John G Kincaid & Co Ltd (Engineers), East Hamilton StreetGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandNew works? extension to old works?
Item 18 of 431960sResidential Spastics SchoolLittle Corseford, Johnstone RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 19 of 431960sRoyal Bank of ScotlandRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 20 of 431960sRoyal Bank of ScotlandGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 21 of 431960sRoyal Bank of ScotlandDumfries DumfreisshireScotland 
Item 22 of 431960sSt Margaret Mary's RC Senior Secondary School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 431960sThornliebank Industrial EstateThornliebank GlasgowScotland 
Item 24 of 431960sVictoria InfirmaryLangside GlasgowScotlandTreatment block; laboratory block, mortuary, units for intensive case and paraplegics (Philipshill paraplegic unit), twin theatre unit. Also coronary unit, ward upgrading, occupational therapy unit.
Item 25 of 4319624-6 George Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 26 of 43Before 1964(?)Dollar Academy, Playfair blockDollar ClackmannanshireScotlandRestoration
Item 27 of 431968Dumfries HouseCumnock (near) AyrshireScotlandRestoration. Dining room (proposed reduction in size, not carried out, coffering in Venetian window alcove which was executed)
Item 28 of 43Before 1975Guardian Assurance Office  GlasgowScotland 
Item 29 of 43Before 1975Office for F S Assurance  GlasgowScotland 
Item 30 of 43Before 1975Office for the Woolwich Equitable  GlasgowScotland 
Item 31 of 43c. 1975Barony Parochial AsylumLenzie LanarkshireScotlandUpgrading and modernisation.
Item 32 of 43c. 1975City of Glasgow District Asylum for Pauper LunaticsGartcosh GlasgowScotlandUpgrading and modernisation.
Item 33 of 43c. 1975FactoryGirvan AyrshireScotland 
Item 34 of 43c. 1975Factory for SIECLarkfield LanarkshireScotland 
Item 35 of 43c. 1975Stoneyetts Hospital, WoodileeLenzie DunbartonshireScotlandUpgrading and modernisation.
Item 36 of 43Before 1981Bank of Scotland  GlasgowScotland 
Item 37 of 43Before 1981Bank of ScotlandOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 38 of 43Before 1981Castlemilk Secondary School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 39 of 43Before 1981Factory for Adam Fleck BakeriesDrumchapel  Scotland 
Item 40 of 43Before 1981Factory for Rowntree Mackintosh   Scotland 
Item 41 of 43Before 1981Factory for the Scottish Development Agency   Scotland 
Item 42 of 43Before 1981Royal Bank of ScotlandPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 43 of 43Before 1981Royal Bank of ScotlandMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 2 of 4RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS NewsletterJanuary 1991v2, no5 Death notice

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership