Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Smith
Born: c. 1805
Died: 1845 or 1846
Bio Notes: David Smith was born about 1805. He was principal architect to James Black of Dundee from 1836 but seems to have undertaken independent commissions. In 1836 he advertised architecture and perspective drawing classes. He lived at Morgan Tower, Nethergate, and on Black's death (24 May 1841), Smith continued his practice. His announcement of independent practice at 8 Reform Street appeared on 1 June 1841. In 1842 he advertised for an apprentice indicating he had a good number of commissions at that time.

Smith died before July 1845 - no death notice has been found. However a notice appeared at that date in the newspapers announcing that Charles Edward had taken over his practice on behalf of Mrs Smith. His will was registered on 29 October 1845.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 38, Reform Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1841 *  
Item 2 of 331, Reform Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1844 *  
Item 3 of 3Morgan Tower, Nethergate, Dundee, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1845  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

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 1James Maclaren 1845 or 1846ApprenticeCommenced apprenticeship

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 91839Princes Street Congregational Church  DundeeScotland 
Item 2 of 91839Ward Congregational Chapel  DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 3 of 91842Menmuir Parish Church  AngusScotland 
Item 4 of 91843 or 1844Arbroath InfirmaryArbroath AngusScotland 
Item 5 of 91844Factory, Forebank  DundeeScotlandAdditions
Item 6 of 91844Feuing of SpringfieldArbroath AngusScotland 
Item 7 of 91844Forfar PrisonForfar AngusScotlandOriginal building
Item 8 of 91844Town houseArbroath AngusScotlandRecessed plain N bay with pend to Market Place added
Item 9 of 9Early 1840sPublic Baths  DundeeScotlandBegun by Smith and built by public subscription, but continued by William Scott after Smith's death


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Dundee Sheriff Court SC45/31/7

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Dundee Perth and Cupar Advertiser9 September 1836   
Item 2 of 2Dundee Perth and Cupar Advertiser11 July 1845