Basic Site Details

Name: Hamilton Municipal Buildings and Public Library
Town, district or village: Hamilton
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition assessed by George Washington Browne. Estimated cost: 72,714.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Hamilton Municipal Offices and Library  
Item 2 of 2Hamilton Town Hall and Public Library  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Library  
Item 2 of 2Municipal building  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 298-102, Cadzow StreetYesMunicipal Buildings
Item 2 of 2Lower Auchingramont RoadYesTown Hall

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 91903 Competition held 
Item 2 of 919061907ConstructionLibrary section
Item 3 of 917 September 1907 OpenedOpened by Sir Andrew Carnegie
Item 4 of 91912  Building of municipal offices commenced
Item 5 of 91913  Foundation stone laid. May 1913
Item 6 of 9July 1914 OpenedMunicipal office section
Item 7 of 91928  Town hall added
Item 8 of 91947 AdditionChildren's Library constructed and opened
Item 9 of 91947 Alterations and additionsLending Library re-planned and enlarged

People

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 25Alexander CullenArchitectA19031911Won competition and secured job; municipal offices only built before First World War (and continued after Cullen's death in 1911)
Item 2 of 25James LochheadArchitectA19031914Won competition and secured job; municipal offices only built before First World War
Item 3 of 25William BrownArchitectA19031914Won competition and secured job; municipal offices only built before First World War
Item 4 of 25James Salmon (junior)ArchitectC1903 Competition design - not successful
Item 5 of 25John Gaff GillespieArchitectC1903 Competition design - not successful
Item 6 of 25Salmon, Son & GillespieArchitectural practiceC1903 Competition design - not successful
Item 7 of 25William Forrest SalmonArchitectC1903 Competition design - not successful
Item 8 of 25David BarclayArchitectD1903 Competition design - not successful
Item 9 of 25H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceD1903 Competition design - not successful
Item 10 of 25Alexander Nisbet PatersonArchitectE1903 Competition design - not successful
Item 11 of 25Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerE1903 Competition design - not successful
Item 12 of 25Campbell Douglas & PatersonArchitectural practiceE1903 Competition design - not successful
Item 13 of 25David McArthyArchitectK1904 Awarded 2nd prize in competition
Item 14 of 25John WatsonArchitectK1904 Awarded 2nd prize in competition
Item 15 of 25McArthy & WatsonArchitectural practiceK1904 Awarded 2nd prize in competition
Item 16 of 25George SinclairArchitectL1904 Awarded 3rd prize in competition
Item 17 of 25John BallantineArchitectL1904 Awarded 3rd prize in competition
Item 18 of 25Sinclair & BallantineArchitectural practiceL1904 Awarded 3rd prize in competition
Item 19 of 25Alex Cullen, Lochhead & BrownArchitectural practiceA19081911Continued job after competition win in 1903, before practice title changed (municipal offices only built before First World War)
Item 20 of 25Cullen, Lochhead & BrownArchitectural practiceA19111914Continued job after competition win in 1903, before practice title changed (municipal offices only built before First World War)
Item 21 of 25William FraserArchitect 1912 * Worked on the design of the municipal buildings
Item 22 of 25Cullen, Lochhead & BrownArchitectural practiceH19271928Town hall added
Item 23 of 25James LochheadArchitectH19271928Town hall added
Item 24 of 25Lockhart Whiteford HutsonArchitectH19271928Town hall added
Item 25 of 25William BrownArchitectH19271928Town hall added

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Mee, WilliamEndowed Hall

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 11Academy Architecture1904 part 1 p92 (Sinclair & Ballantine premiated design)
Item 2 of 11Academy Architecture1905 part 1 pp50 & 90 (Alex Cullen's design)
Item 3 of 11Academy Architecture1908 part 1 p70
Item 4 of 11Hamilton past and present     
Item 5 of 11Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 
Item 6 of 11Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1904   288 (Sinclair & Ballantine); 297 (Campbell Douglas & Paterson); 328 (Salmon)
Item 7 of 11Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1905   489
Item 8 of 11RSA1904   430 (McArthy & Watson)
Item 9 of 11Stothers, Thomas1912Stothers's Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Xmas and New Year Annual 1911-19121911-1912Hamiltonp374
Item 10 of 11Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 11 of 11Who's Who in Architecture1926    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5British Architect9 October 1903   
Item 2 of 5British Architect23 October 1903   
Item 3 of 5British Architect19 February 1904  p134 (refers to a second architectural competition)
Item 4 of 5BuilderEarly 1915CVIII p446
Item 5 of 5Building News30 May 1913  p769 - foundation stone laid

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent August 2009
Item 2 of 6Cullen Lochhead & Brown ArchitectsCullen Lochhead and Brown Archive Drawings B2 2,3 5, 6, 7, 8 (dated 1912 and 1927)
Item 3 of 6Hamilton District CouncilHamilton District Dean of Guild Plans  
Item 4 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register34505Cadzow Street, 98-102 Municipal Buildings
Item 5 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSScottish Survey of Architectural Practices Project MS material  
Item 6 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Ballantine: L v12 no723 (microfilm reel 33); Lockhart Whiteford Hutson: F no3785 (combined box 28)