Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Proudfoot Goodsir
Born: 1864
Bio Notes: John Proudfoot Goodsir was born in 1864 and was articled to John Bryce of D & J Bryce in 1879, remaining as junior assistant for seven months after completing his apprenticeship, and attending Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh Science and Art School and the classes of the Edinburgh Architectural Association. In 1885 he joined Buchanan & Bennett as assistant, and in 1889 moved to Falkirk to work for A & W Black. He commenced practice on his own account there in 1896. He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, his proposers being Hippolyte Jean Blanc, James Thomas Baillie and John Watson, all of Edinburgh. By 1914 he had removed to London and was at 23 Old Queen Street, Westminster.

In the RIBa Kalendar of 1939-40 he gives an Edinburgh address which suggests he had retured to Edinburgh as by then he was seventy-six years old.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Vicar Chambers, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, ScotlandBusiness1911 *  
Item 2 of 5Ellerslie, Neilson Street, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  
Item 3 of 523, Old Queen Street, Westminster, London, EnglandBusiness1914 *  
Item 4 of 512, Picardy Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1929 *c. 1940 
Item 5 of 58, Lennel Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1934After 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 4D & J Bryce18791884Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4D & J Bryce18841885Junior Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Buchanan & Bennett18851889Assistant 
Item 4 of 4A & W Black18891896Assistant 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Ronald Carswell18971900Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Thomas Baillie20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Hippolyte Jean Blanc20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3John Watson20 July 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 241896NorwoodFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 2 of 241897Kerse Parish ChurchGrangemouth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 3 of 241897WallacerigPolmont StirlingshireScotland 
Item 4 of 24After 1897Dwellings and villasPolmont StirlingshireScotland 
Item 5 of 24After 1897Dwellings and villasFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 6 of 24After 1897Dwellings and villasColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 24After 1897Iron foundriesFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 8 of 241897 or 1898Larbert West UP Church hallLarbert StirlingshireScotland 
Item 9 of 241898Villa for J A S Ogilvie EsqColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 241899119-121 High StreetFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 11 of 241899Business premises for Mr H B WatsonFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 12 of 241900Larbert West UP ChurchLarbert StirlingshireScotland 
Item 13 of 241901Fever HospitalKilsyth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 14 of 241902Villa for T M Gardner EsqFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 15 of 241903Villa for George MuirheadFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 16 of 241904Villa for Thomas BlackadderFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 17 of 241905Villa for Robert MathiesonFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 18 of 241906Villa for Henry RussellFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 19 of 241907West UF Church manseFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 20 of 241909Thomsonís Factory Falkirk   Additions
Item 21 of 241909Tobacco Factory for Messrs Thomson & Porteous  EdinburghScotlandExtension
Item 22 of 2419104-12 Union RoadGrangemouth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 23 of 241912Bothwell Works  EdinburghScotland 
Item 24 of 241933Regent Hotel  EdinburghScotlandRebuilding?


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 6Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion   
Item 3 of 6Post Office Directories     
Item 4 of 6RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 5 of 6RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 6 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v17 no1294