Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Andrew Reid
Born: 1 October 1870
Died: 19 February 1950
Bio Notes: John Andrew Reid was born on 1 October 1870, the son of John Reid, fancy goods dealer and Margaret Martin. He was initially apprenticed to James Boucher of Boucher & Higgins, Glasgow in 1887 but transferred to the office of Macwhannell & Rogerson in 1888, remaining as assistant until he became a partner in 1908, the practice then becoming Macwhannell Rogerson & Reid. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College.

He was active as a teacher, holding a position at the Glasgow Technical College as a lecturer in building construction under Charles Gourlay, and teaching the same subject under the auspices of the Glasgow and Ardrossan School Boards as well as for the Insurance and Actuarial Society of Glasgow. Somewhat surprisingly in that context he did not take the qualifying exam; he was admitted LRIBA in 1910, his proposers being Macwhannell, Rogerson, and Sandilands.

Rogerson died on 1 February 1930, at which date the surviving partners renamed the practice Macwhannell & Reid. Macwhannell died at 1366 Pollokshaws Road on 23 December 1939 after a brief period of retirement. Reid died of heart failure after many years of arterior sclerosis at 83 Norham Street on 19 February 1950. He had been married to Annie Binnie McHarg, and they had had one son, J M Reid.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6Craigindarroch, Cathcart, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1887After 1896 
Item 2 of 658, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1910 *  
Item 3 of 637, Cartha Street, Langside, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1910After 1914 
Item 4 of 611, Jane Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1914 *  
Item 5 of 6309, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1929 *  
Item 6 of 6233, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1935 *  

* 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 5James Boucher18871888Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Macwhannell & Rogerson1888c. 1892ApprenticeRemained as assistant until 1908
Item 3 of 5Macwhannell & Rogersonc. 18921908Chief Draughtsman 
Item 4 of 5Macwhannell Rogerson & Reid19081930Partner 
Item 5 of 5Macwhannell & Reid19301939Partner 

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 1Ninian Macwhannell19081930Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Ninian MacwhannellLate 1910for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3John RogersonLate 1910for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Douglas SandilandsLate 1910for 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 271895Glasgow Samaritan Hospital for Women  GlasgowScotlandAs assistant to Macwhannel & Rogerson
Item 2 of 271903Renfrewshire Combination PoorhouseCrookston RenfrewshireScotlandAs assistant to Macwhannel & Rogerson
Item 3 of 271904Waverley  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 271907Glasgow Samaritan Hospital for Women  GlasgowScotlandNew ward block - as assistant to Macwhannel & Rogerson
Item 5 of 271910Giffnock SchoolGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 6 of 271910(?)Glasgow School Board Offices  GlasgowScotlandUnsuccessful competition designs
Item 7 of 271910Masonic TempleBarrhead RenfrewshireScotlandCompetition entry
Item 8 of 271911Darnley HospitalEastwood RenfrewshireScotlandAdditions
Item 9 of 271911Villa at NeilstonNeilston RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 10 of 271912Battlefield Congregational Church HallBattlefield GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 271912Battlefield Public SchoolLangside GlasgowScotlandNew block
Item 12 of 271912Cathkin Road School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 13 of 271912Dumbarton AcademyDumbarton DunbartonshireScotlandDesigned but not built
Item 14 of 271913Buchanan Institute  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 15 of 271913Shakespeare Street School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 27c. 1913Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women, Laundry and Laboratory  GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 271914Govancroft Potteries  GlasgowScotland 
Item 18 of 271922Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women, Agnes Barr Dispensary  GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 271924Queen's Park Synagogue  GlasgowScotland 
Item 20 of 27c. 1925Jean Armour's HouseMauchline AyrshireScotlandRestoration
Item 21 of 271930Cochran Memorial GymnasiumKirkcudbright KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 22 of 271932Block of warehouses and offices for Milne & Co  GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 271932Buchanan Street Bus Station  GlasgowScotland 
Item 24 of 271932Factory, 70-80 Cheapside Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 27c. 1932King's Park Primary School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 26 of 271933Louvre TheatreParkhead GlasgowScotlandEnlargement proposed
Item 27 of 271935Levern LodgeWhitecraigs GlasgowScotlandDesign exhibited


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

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 v5 no315 (microfilm reel 30)