Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Ewan
Born: 1872
Died: 27 February 1952
Bio Notes: Charles Ewan was born at Crosshill in 1872 (Reg dist 560, entry 92), the son of Robert Ewan of Glasgow and his wife Ann Smith, and the brother of Robert Ewan Junior. He was articled to his father in 1891, remaining as his assistant after completing his apprenticeship. He attended classes at the Glasgow School of Art from 1888 to 1890 and at Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, and made sketching tours to London, Liverpool, Bordeaux and Nantes, probably with his brother Robert Ewan Junior who was two years his senior 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, Charles 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. Charles died in an ambulance en route to Victoria Hospital on 27 February 1952, apparently suffering from cancer of the abdomen.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Kilmailing/10, Mansebrae, Marylea, Cathcart, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1889After 1946 
Item 2 of 4101, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1911After 1914 
Item 3 of 439, Hope Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1930After 1951 
Item 4 of 419, Waterloo Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1941 or 1942 *After 1950 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 Ewan1891c. 1896Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Robert Ewanc. 18961904Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Robert Ewan & Sons1904 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 91891(?)Allan Line Offices  GlasgowScotlandAs apprentice to his father
Item 2 of 91891Crieff HydropathicCrieff PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 3 of 9After 1891City Line Offices  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 9After 1891Homes for Indigent Men and WomenWhiteinch GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 9After 1891ShieldhillBiggar LanarkshireScotland 
Item 6 of 91893Savings BankSpringburn GlasgowScotlandAs apprentice to Robert Ewan
Item 7 of 91905Bonded Warehouses for Robert Brown Ltd  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 91915Bonded Warehouses for Robert Brown Ltd  GlasgowScotlandAddition
Item 9 of 91951Garage, Workshops and Offices for John Crawford & Sons (Garages) Ltd, Manse BraeCathcart GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder26 October 1951  p570

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 no978