Basic Biographical Details

Name: George White
Born: 1874
Died: 1964
Bio Notes: George White was born in Dundee on 25th November 1874 to Peter White, Ships joiner and his wife Christine Bishop who had married in Tayport the previous year. In 1874 he was articled to Alexander Hutcheson in Dundee from 1890 to 1895, attending classes at Dundee Technical Institute. He remained with Hutchison as an assistant until 1898 when he moved to Burnet & Boston in Glasgow, enabling him to study at the Glasgow School of Art under William James Anderson. In the following year he moved to Ayr as assistant to James Kennedy Hunter, from whose office he obtained a place in the Edinburgh City Architect's Department under Robert Morham. He was admitted LRIBA on 27 February 1911, his proposers being the then City Architect James Anderson Williamson, John Watson and James Bow Dunn.

He never married and seems to have moved back to Tayport and was resident there at the time of his death which took place in St Andrews on 21st February 1964.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Rustic Cottages, Colinton, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  

* 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 7Alexander Hutcheson18901895Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7Alexander Hutcheson18951898Assistant 
Item 3 of 7Frank Burnet & Boston18981899Assistant 
Item 4 of 7James Kennedy Hunter18991900Assistant 
Item 5 of 7Robert Morham19001908AssistantIn Edinburgh City Architect's Office
Item 6 of 7Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)1900After 1911AssistantInitially under Robert Morham; subsequently under James Anderson Williamson
Item 7 of 7James Anderson Williamson1908After 1911AssistantIn Edinburgh City Architect's Office


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Bow Dunn27 February 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3John Watson27 February 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3James Anderson Williamson27 February 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 13 Lochrin Public WashhouseTollcross, Edinburgh EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 13 McLeod Street Public WashhouseTynecastle, Edinburgh  Edinburgh Scotland 
Item 3 of 13After 1890ChurchDownfield DundeeScotlandReconstruction - as apprentice/assistant to Alexander Hutcheson
Item 4 of 131898Castle Chambers and Palace Restaurant  GlasgowScotlandAs assistant to Frank Burnet & Boston
Item 5 of 131898Longforgan Parish Church and churchyardLongforgan PerthshireScotlandReconstruction - as assistant to Alexander Hutcheson
Item 6 of 131905Morningside Public LibraryMorningside EdinburghScotlandAs assistant in City Architect's Office, working under James Anderson Williamson
Item 7 of 13After 1905Various public washhouses  EdinburghScotlandAs assistant in City Architect's Office, working under James Anderson Williamson
Item 8 of 131907Simon Square Public WashhouseSt Leonards, Edinburgh Edinburgh Scotland 
Item 9 of 131908Greenside Lane Public WashhouseGreenside, Edinburgh EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 131909Gorgie Market, corn market, Corporation Slaughterhouse and police stationGorgie EdinburghScotlandAs assistant to James Anderson Williamson in City Architect's Office
Item 11 of 131910Portobello Golf ClubPortobello EdinburghScotlandProbably involved, as assistant to James Anderson Williamson in City Architect's Office
Item 12 of 13c. 1911Gorgie Market, cattle shelter (or livestock sheds)Gorgie EdinburghScotlandAs assistant to James Anderson Williamson, in City Architect's Office
Item 13 of 131925Former Portobello Public Washhouse, Adelphi GrovePortobello EdinburghScotland 


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 v10 no600 (microfilm reel 32)