Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Rogerson
Born: c. 1862
Died: 1 February 1930
Bio Notes: John Rogerson was born c.1862, the son of Provost David Rogerson of Dumbarton and Mary Roy. Like his partner Ninian Macwhannell, Rogerson was an apprentice in Alexander Petrie's office, which he entered at the age of twenty in 1882 for four years, remaining as assistant for a further two years and three months. During that period he studied at Anderson's College and Glasgow School of Art, passing the qualifying exam in London in November 1889. He joined Ninian Macwhannell in partnership, practising from 58 West Regent Street, Glasgow, and was principally responsible for the designs of the partnership. He was admitted ARIBA on 13 January 1890, his proposers being James Archibald Morris of Ayr who seems to have influenced his early work, John Burnet Senior and Thomas Lennox Watson. In 1908 Macwhannell & Rogerson were joined in partnership by their assistant John Andrew Reid, and some time between 1910 and 1914 the practice moved to 11 Jane Street.

In his earlier years Rogerson was an enthusiastic volunteer and later territorial, being awarded the TD for his services. Because his work consisted mainly of suburban schools and hospitals rather than city-centre buildings, he has been somewhat underrated as an architect, his best work being comparable with that of Morris in a similar Scots Renaissance-inspired idiom.

Rogerson died on 1 February 1930 at 7 Levengrove Terrace, Dumbarton, leaving moveable estate of 2,542 18s 0d.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 57, Levengrove Terrace, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate 1930Place of death
Item 2 of 52, Hill Street, Garnethill, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1890 *  
Item 3 of 558, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1890After 1911 
Item 4 of 511, Jane Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1914 *  
Item 5 of 5309, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1929 *  

* 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 4Alexander Petrie14 August 18821886Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Alexander Petrie18861888Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Macwhannell & Rogersonc. 18881908Partner 
Item 4 of 4Macwhannell Rogerson & Reid19081930Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Burnet (senior)13 January 1890for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Archibald Morris13 January 1890for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Thomas Lennox Watson13 January 1890for Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Gordon Galloway20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3John Andrew ReidLate 1910for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3James Balderston Whyte20 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 461888(?)Clyde Dye Works  GlasgowScotlandAddition
Item 2 of 461888Engineering Works, James Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 461888Greenhead Weaving Factory  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 461891Engineering Works, James Street  GlasgowScotland1,000 additions
Item 5 of 461891Tureen Street SchoolCalton GlasgowScotlandJanitor's house and offices
Item 6 of 461893Cottage AlmshousesLiberton EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 461895Glasgow Samaritan Hospital for Women  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 461897Alexandra Parade School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 9 of 461897Carron Grange HouseStenhousemuir StirlingshireScotland 
Item 10 of 461899Dr Little HospitalDumbarton DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 11 of 461900Stobhill HospitalSpringburn GlasgowScotlandFourth premiated competition design (50 premium)
Item 12 of 46After 1900Neilston Parish SchoolNeilston RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 13 of 461901Barony PoorhouseForesthill GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 14 of 461901John Street SchoolBridgeton GlasgowScotland15,000 additions
Item 15 of 461902Burgh Police Buildings and Court HallBarrhead RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 16 of 461903Quarrybrae SchoolParkhead GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 461903Renfrewshire Combination PoorhouseCrookston RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 18 of 461903University of Glasgow, New Medical Buildings  GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 461903Western District HospitalOakbank GlasgowScotlandNarrowly missed winning commission
Item 20 of 46c. 1903ArnhallWhiting BayArranButeScotland 
Item 21 of 461904(?)Dalziel PoorhouseMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandSecond premiated competition design
Item 22 of 461904Glasgow Samaritan Hospital for Women, Alice Mary Corbett Memorial Nurses' Home  GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 461904Greenhead House for Mr McPhailCalton GlasgowScotlandWorkshops, drill hall and janitor's house
Item 24 of 461904St Mungo Vintners Co Bar  GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 461904Workshops, 63 Ladywell Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 26 of 461905Buchanan Institute  GlasgowScotlandAdditions including Workshops, drill hall, janitor's house
Item 27 of 461907Glasgow Samaritan Hospital for Women  GlasgowScotlandNew ward block
Item 28 of 461908Terraced houses, Athol Place, Bath Street  GlasgowScotlandWest end altered
Item 29 of 46Before 1908Villa, Albert Drive and Springkell AvenuePollokshields GlasgowScotlandDate unknown
Item 30 of 461910Giffnock SchoolGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 31 of 461910Masonic TempleBarrhead RenfrewshireScotlandCompetition entry
Item 32 of 461911Darnley HospitalEastwood RenfrewshireScotlandAdditions
Item 33 of 461911Villa at NeilstonNeilston RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 34 of 461912Battlefield Congregational Church HallBattlefield GlasgowScotland 
Item 35 of 461912Battlefield Public SchoolLangside GlasgowScotlandNew block
Item 36 of 461912Cathkin Road School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 37 of 461913Buchanan Institute  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 38 of 461913Shakespeare Street School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 39 of 46c. 1913Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women, Laundry and Laboratory  GlasgowScotland 
Item 40 of 461914Govancroft Potteries  GlasgowScotland 
Item 41 of 461922Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women, Agnes Barr Dispensary  GlasgowScotland 
Item 42 of 46Before 1923Gate Lodge at Thornliebank CemeteryThornliebank RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 43 of 46Before 1923House near LarbertLarbert StirlingshireScotland 
Item 44 of 461924Queen's Park Synagogue  GlasgowScotland 
Item 45 of 46c. 1925Jean Armour's HouseMauchline AyrshireScotlandRestoration
Item 46 of 461936Dunoon HydropathicDunoon ArgyllScotlandExtension


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1926    

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 A v11 p22 (microfiche 46/C1)