Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Ewan (junior)
Born: 1870
Died: 29 May 1946
Bio Notes: Robert Ewan Junior was born in 1870, the son of Robert Ewan of Glasgow and his wife Ann Smith. He was articled to his father in 1889, remaining as his assistant until 1902. He studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1887 to 1896 and from 1897 to 1901, and travelled in Liverpool, Bordeaux and Nantes, probably with his brother Charles who was two years his junior and was also apprenticed to their father. Robert Junior was taken into partnership by his father in 1902, and Charles followed two years later. The two brothers were admitted LRIBA on 20 March 1911, their proposers being Henry Edward Clifford, John Gaff Gillespie and John Hamilton.

Like his brother, Robert Junior does not appear to have married. They lived together at their parents' house, Kilmailing, 10 Manse Brae, Marylea, Cathcart until Robert's death from senile dementia at the Southern General Hospital, 1301 Govan Road on 29 May 1946, aged seventy-six.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4101, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1911After 1914 
Item 2 of 4Kilmailing/10, Mansebrae, Marylea, Cathcart, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19111946 
Item 3 of 439, Hope Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1923 or 1924  
Item 4 of 419, Waterloo Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 19421946 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Robert Ewan1889c. 1894Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Robert Ewanc. 18941902Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Robert Ewan & Sons1902 Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Henry Edward Clifford20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3John Gaff Gillespie20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3John H Hamilton20 March 1911for Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This 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 151889Allan Line Offices  GlasgowScotlandAs apprentice to his father
Item 2 of 151889Crieff HydropathicCrieff PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions, including west wing and winter garden
Item 3 of 15After 1889City Line Offices  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 15After 1889Homes for Indigent Men and WomenWhiteinch GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 15After 1889Pilot House for Clyde Pilot BoardGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 6 of 15After 1889ShieldhillBiggar LanarkshireScotland 
Item 7 of 151899Cathcart SchoolCathcart GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 1519021 University Avenue  GlasgowScotlandMay be either father or son
Item 9 of 151902Boswell Arms public houseAuchinleck AyrshireScotlandCorner turret added
Item 10 of 151902Camlachie Distillery and Bonded Warehouses  GlasgowScotlandAdditions - bonded warehouses
Item 11 of 151903Camlachie Distillery and Bonded Warehouses  GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 12 of 151905Bonded Warehouses for Robert Brown Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 151914Camlachie Distillery and Bonded Warehouses  GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 14 of 151915Bonded Warehouses for Robert Brown Ltd  GlasgowScotlandAddition
Item 15 of 151937Washington Grain Mills  GlasgowScotland6-storey additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v14 no979