Basic Site Details

Name: Ruthrieston School
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Brogden appears to misattribute this to Jenkins & Marr (1880s).

Cost of original building: 16,000.

John Hutcheon Donald worked on drawings for the modernist glazed south front when in J A O Allan's office in the late 1930s; however Brogden states that the scheme is of the 1950s. Presumably its construction was delayed by the Second World War.

A housing development now stands on the site of the school.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Ruthrieston Academy  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Holburn StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Riverside DriveYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3After 1900Before 1906  
Item 2 of 3Late 1930s  Modernist glazed south front onto Riverside Drive - designs
Item 3 of 31950s(?)  Modernist glazed south front onto Riverside Drive - execution?


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 6Aberdeen School Board Architects' Department AAfter 1900Before 1906 
Item 2 of 6Alexander Ross Lindsay AAfter 1900Before 1906As assistant for Aberdeen School Board
Item 3 of 6John Alexander Ogg Allan AAfter 1900Before 1906As architect to Aberdeen School Board
Item 4 of 6Aberdeen School Board Architects' Department BLate 1930s1950s(?)Modernist glazed south front onto Riverside Drive
Item 5 of 6John Alexander Ogg Allan BLate 1930s1950s(?)Modernist glazed south front onto Riverside Drive
Item 6 of 6John Hutcheon Donald BLate 1930s Modernist glazed south front onto Riverside Drive - as apprentice to John Alexander Ogg Allan


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Brogden, W A1986Aberdeen: an illustrated architectural guide Edinburgh: RIAS and Scottish Academic Pressp 134
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from John Donald, architect and son of John Hutcheon Donald
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Alexander Ogg Allan: L v23 no1837 & F v22 no1574 (microfilm reel 13); Alexander Ross Lindsay: L v15 no1053