Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alan Lawrie Goodwin (or Alan Laurie Goodwin, or Alexander Lawrie Goodwin, or Allan L Goodwin)
Born: 11 February 1881
Died: 1977
Bio Notes: A L Goodwin - who signed his first names as Alan Lawrie but is alternatively referred to by others as Alan Laurie, Alexander Lawrie or Allan L - was born on 16 February 1881. He was articled to George Henderson, sole partner of Hay & Henderson, Edinburgh on 1 February 1897, and remained as assistant after completing his apprenticeship. When Henderson died in March 1905, Goodwin was appointed by his trustees to carry through to completion all the contracts in hand; nine months later Harold Ogle Tarbolton took over the firm, and Goodwin continued to work for him as an assistant. He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by James Bow Dunn and the Edinburgh Architectural Association, at which time he was still working for Tarbolton at 12 Queen Street, Edinburgh, but by 1914 he was practising from his home address at 53 Morningside Park. He died in 1977.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 612, Queen Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1904After 1911(?) 
Item 2 of 653, Morningside Park, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business19111914(?) 
Item 3 of 648, Cowan Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1920s  
Item 4 of 634, Castle Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1924 *c. 1938 
Item 5 of 67, Craighouse Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1930s  
Item 6 of 610, Wemyss Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1939 *1977Also Business address 1948

* 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 3Hay & Henderson1 February 18971902ApprenticeUnder sole partner George Henderson
Item 2 of 3Hay & Henderson19021905Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Harold Ogle Tarbolton1905Before 1914Assistant 

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 5William Brindle HalleyJanuary 1925October 1925Assistant(?) 
Item 2 of 5David McGibbonNovember 1925April 1930Assistant 
Item 3 of 5David McGibbonJanuary 1932December 1933Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Francis Gunisky (or Cumisky?)Before 1935(?)Before 1935(?)Draughtsman(?) 
Item 5 of 5Gordon McWattieBefore 1937(?)1937(?)Apprentice(?) 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1James Bow Dunn20 July 1911for Licentiateship - as President of the Edinburgh Architectural Association

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 261897St Mary's ChurchHaddington East LothianScotlandScheme for choir, transepts and tower - as assistant to Hay & Henderson
Item 2 of 261901Holy Cross ParsonageDavidson's Mains EdinburghScotlandAs assistant to George Henderson
Item 3 of 261903Coates Hall  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions, including residence - as assistant to George Henderson, and completed the project after Henderson's death
Item 4 of 261903Corstorphine Parish ChurchCorstorphine EdinburghScotlandRestoration - as assistant to George Henderson, and completed the project after Henderson's death
Item 5 of 261903ParsonageMoffat DumfriesshireScotlandAs assistant to George Henderson
Item 6 of 261904Old St Paul's Episcopal Church  EdinburghScotlandAdditions, including Seabury aisle - as assistant to George Henderson, and completed work after Henderson's death
Item 7 of 261904Shop, 92 High StreetDunbar East LothianScotland 
Item 8 of 26190512 Church StreetDunbar East LothianScotland 
Item 9 of 261905Holy Trinity CathedralHamiltonBermudaBermudaWest IndiesTower - as assistant to George Henderson, and completed work after Henderson's death
Item 10 of 26After 1905Buckhaven Co-operative StoresBuckhaven FifeScotlandCarried out work as assistant to Harold Ogle Tarbolton
Item 11 of 26After 1905KingsknowesGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandUnspecified work, as assistant to Harold Ogle Tarbolton
Item 12 of 26After 1905Residence, Randolph Court for William Hunter Esq  EdinburghScotlandCarried out project, as assistant to Harold Ogle Tarbolton
Item 13 of 261906Holy Trinity CathedralHamiltonBermudaBermudaWest IndiesRebuilding of choir. Pulpit - copy of that in St giles, Edinburgh
Item 14 of 261910Pattishall House  NorthamptonshireEnglandHouse and stables - as assistant to Harold Ogle Tarbolton
Item 15 of 261910Ravelston, Great Western Road  GlasgowScotlandAddition - as assistant to Harold O Tarbolton
Item 16 of 261910Usan HouseMontrose AngusScotlandAlterations - as assistant to Harold Ogle Tarbolton
Item 17 of 261912Haymarket Cinema  EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 261929Cattle markets for John Swan & Son  EdinburghScotlandExtensions
Item 19 of 261931Martin's Bakery  EdinburghScotlandExtension
Item 20 of 261934Service Station, garage and officesRoseburn EdinburghScotland 
Item 21 of 261935Healthy Life Biscuit Factory  EdinburghScotland 
Item 22 of 261935Martin's Bakery  EdinburghScotland 
Item 23 of 261935Premises for J Cruickshanks, oven builders   Scotland 
Item 24 of 261936Cattle markets for John Swan & Son  EdinburghScotlandShort range to outer right of rear elevation
Item 25 of 261948Garage and Petrol Filling Station Glasgow Road Corstophine  EdinburghScotland 
Item 26 of 261949Edinburgh & Dumfriesshire Dairy Co Ltd Creamery, West Bryson Street  EdinburghScotlandCreated plans for extensions.


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    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder4 March 1949  p288

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 no1295