Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Gordon
Born: 1854 or 1855
Died: 4 January 1889
Bio Notes: James Gordon was born in in 1854 or 1855 and was articled to Robert Rowand Anderson with whom he worked on the University Buildings. In 1880 he became an asistant to Hippolyte Jean Blanc and was taken into partnership in 1886 or 1887. He was described in his obituary as one of the 'most promising architects in this city'. He was just on the 'eve of being married' when he died from a chill which he had caught on Christmas Day 1888. He died at Hippolyte Blanc's house at 17 Strathearn Road on 4 January 1889; the funeral was held here a few days later. He was buried at Warriston Cemetery.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 216, Warrender Park Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1889 
Item 2 of 273, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1885 *  

* 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 2Blanc & Gordonc. 1881c. 1886Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Blanc & Gordon18861889Partner 

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 41887Bernard's Brewery and OfficesGorgie EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 41887Ferguslie ParkPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandDesign exhibited
Item 3 of 41888Ferguslie ParkPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandStables
Item 4 of 41888Library for Solicitors to the Supreme Courts of Scotland  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design (by invitation) - not successful


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 2Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories SC70/1/277

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder12 January 1889v56 p34