Basic Site Details

Name: Ewing Gilmour Institute for Working Girls
Town, district or village: Alexandria
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Bonhill
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Gifted by William Ewing Gilmour. Murals by Harrington Mann. Perspective by Alexander McGibbon within building.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Institute for Women  
Item 2 of 3Masonic HallYes 
Item 3 of 3Masonic TempleYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Institute  
Item 2 of 2Masonic hall  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Gilmour StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Smollett StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 118881891  


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 4(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectA18881891Principally designed by J A Campbell
Item 2 of 4Alexander McGibbonArchitectA1888 Made drawings (see perspective in building) as assistant with Burnet Son & Campbell
Item 3 of 4Burnet Son & CampbellArchitectural practiceA18881891Principally designed by J A Campbell
Item 4 of 4John Archibald CampbellArchitectA18881891Mainly responsible


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Gilmour, William EwingOn behalf of the Scottish Girls' Friendly Society


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp122
Item 2 of 3Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1890   1002
Item 3 of 3RSA1891   555

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect7 February 1902   
Item 2 of 2British Architect28 June 1889   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register1135Alexandria, Gilmour Street, Masonic Temple