Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Dall
Designation: Architect
Born: 1866
Bio Notes: John Dall was born in 1866 and articled to John Russell Walker of Edinburgh from 1881 to 1886. In the latter year he moved to Glasgow as junior assistant to John Bennie Wilson, leaving him in 1890 to seek wider experience with Seward & Thomas in Cardiff. He returned to Edinburgh in 1897 to work for James Bow Dunn of Dunn & Findlay, and during his time there spent periods travelling in Belgium and Holland (in 1899 and 1900) in the hope of establishing suitable credentials for practice. With James Alexander Arnott he entered the competition for the Infectious Diseases Hospital in 1899. He was elected LRIBA on 20 March 1911, his proposers being Dunn and Henry Francis Kerr; at that time he was still working for Dunn, whose partnership with Findlay had been dissolved in 1903. Dall had opened an office at 45 Hanover Street by 1911, but by 1914 was practising from his house at 179 Gilmore Place which indicates that his practice had not then prospered. His known works are both post-war.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 245, Hanover Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1911 *  
Item 2 of 2179, Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1911After 1914 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5John Russell Walker18811886Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5John Bennie Wilson18861890Junior Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Seward & Thomas18901897Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Dunn & Findlay18971905Assistant 
Item 5 of 5James Bow Dunn1905After 1911Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2James Bow Dunn20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 2Henry Francis Kerr20 March 1911for Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 101898Wesleyan Methodist Mission Halls  EdinburghScotlandAs assistant to Dunn & Findlay
Item 2 of 101899Arbroath Infectious Diseases HospitalArbroath AngusScotlandCompetition design - unsuccessful
Item 3 of 101899St Mungo's Parish Church Hall  EdinburghScotlandAs assistant to Dunn & Findlay
Item 4 of 101901Dean Parish Church  EdinburghScotlandAs assistant to Dunn & Findlay
Item 5 of 101904Wesleyan Central MissionSheffield YorkshireEnglandCompetition design - as assistant to James Bow Dunn
Item 6 of 101907 or 1908Perth Town HallPerth PerthshireScotlandCompetition design - as assistant to James Bow Dunn
Item 7 of 101910Deaconess Hospital Mission Church  EdinburghScotlandAs assistant to J B Dunn
Item 8 of 101910Usher Hall  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design - as assistant to James Bow Dunn
Item 9 of 101924Villa, 72 Ravelston Dykes  EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 101924Villa, 78-84 Ravelston Dykes  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v14 no973