Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Sim Dow
Born: 25 October 1904
Died: 27 February 1963
Bio Notes: John Sim Dow was born on 25 October 1904, the son of James McGregor Dow, wine and spirit merchant, and his wife Margaret Suim. He was articled to William Erskine Thomson of Perth in 1923. In 1926 he moved to Aberdeen to attend classes at Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon's College. He passed the qualifying exam in July 1929 and was admitted ARIBA at the beginning of the following year, his proposers being James Brown Nicol, Robert Gordon Wilson Junior and John Alexander Ogg Allan. His nomination papers give a home address of 'Dunolly', Young Street, Craigie, Perth.

By 1950 Dow practised as John S Dow & Co and as John S Dow & Mills by the 1960s.

John Dow died in 27 February 1963, survived by his wife Ann Nairn Laidlaw and at least one daughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 315, Fairies Road, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate 1963 
Item 2 of 3Dunolly, Young Street, Craigie, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1929 *  
Item 3 of 35, Charlotte Street, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1935(?)After 1950 

* 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 2William Erskine Thomson19231926Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2John S Dow & CoBefore 1950 Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Alexander Ogg AllanJanuary 1930for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Brown NicolJanuary 1930for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)January 1930for Associateship

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 531935Bungalow, Craigie RoadPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 2 of 531935Bungalow, Fairies RoadPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 3 of 531935Central HotelPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations to form showrooms and dwellinghouses
Item 4 of 531935City of Perth co-operative Society premisesPerth PerthshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 5 of 531935Detached house, Newlands RoadPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 6 of 531935Eighty dwelling house in twenty blocks for Perth Housing AssociationMuirton, Perth PerthshireScotland 
Item 7 of 531935Motor garage and tenementBridgend, Perth PerthshireScotlandNew motor garage and alterations to tenement
Item 8 of 531935Shop for G M Moncur LtdPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 9 of 531935York HousePerth PerthshireScotlandAddition of sun parlour and lounge
Item 10 of 531936Block of four dwelling houses, Queen StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 11 of 531936Bungalow, Fairies RoadPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 12 of 531936Bungalow, Oakbank RoadPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 13 of 531936Bungalow, Oakbank RoadPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 14 of 531936One hundred and twenty houses in thirty blocks Perth PerthshireScotland 
Item 15 of 531936Perth Bowling Club pavilionPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 16 of 531936Premises, 28-30 Carpenter StreetPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations to form public bar
Item 17 of 531936Shop, 91-93 High StreetPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 18 of 531937Bungalow, Fairies RoadPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 19 of 531937Bungalow, Hillend RoadPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 20 of 531937House, Mount Tabor RoadPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 21 of 531937Pavilion, South InchPerth PerthshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 22 of 531937Perth Town Council OfficesPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 23 of 531937Shop, 91-93 High StreetPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 24 of 531937Shop, Atholl Street and Melville StreetPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations to form tea room, store and lavatory
Item 25 of 531937Six semi-detached houses, Church StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 26 of 531937Workshop, boilerhouse and paint storePerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 27 of 531937York HousePerth PerthshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 28 of 531938Bungalow, Fairies RoadPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 29 of 531938Clubhouse and cesspool, Moncreiffe IslandPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 30 of 531938Detached house, Fairies RoadPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 31 of 531938Four bungalows, Oakbank CrescentPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 32 of 531938Garage, Fairmount RoadPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 33 of 531938Muirton Park football groundPerth PerthshireScotlandNew boundary wall, turnstiles, exits and tool shed
Item 34 of 531938Quadruple VillaPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 35 of 531938Shop, 138 High StreetPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 36 of 531938Shop, 7 County PlacePerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 37 of 531938Two semi-detached bungalowsPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 38 of 531938Two shops, Balhousie StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 39 of 531938White Horse HotelPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 40 of 531941Craigie MillPerth PerthshireScotlandAddition of malt store and loading dock
Item 41 of 531944County HotelPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions to store
Item 42 of 531945Cairngorm, Burghmuir RoadPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 43 of 531945Detached house, Viewlands RoadPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 44 of 531945Grocery and wine merchant's shopPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations and addtions
Item 45 of 531945Perth BreweryPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions to beer cellar and bottling department
Item 46 of 531945Premises, Viewlands PlacePerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 47 of 531945Shop, Princes StreetPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 48 of 5319467 Strathearn TerracePerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations to form two dwellinghouses
Item 49 of 531946Bungalow, Viewlands RoadPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 50 of 531946House(?), Evelyn TerracePerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 51 of 531946Motor car repair workshopPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 52 of 531946Perth Egg Grading StationPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations to form two dwellinghouses
Item 53 of 531946York HousePerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations and additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3Perth City LibraryPerth Dean of Guild 55 plans drawn by Dow between 1935 and 1946
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4377 (combined box 11)