Basic Biographical Details

Name: Daniel Walter MacMath
Designation: Architect
Born: 1880
Died: 1 December 1948
Bio Notes: Danile Walter MacMath was born in England in 1880, the son of David McMath, sketchmaker and calico printer from Eastwood and Margaret McLean Clark from Strathaven. He was articled to A Lindsay Miller from 1895 to 1900 and attended Glasgow School of Art before joining Thomson & Sandilands, where he worked as an assistant for six years. In 1906 he formed a partnership with a colleague in Thomson & Sandilands' office, Gavin Lennox, with an office at 103 Bath Street, Glasgow. The practice specialised in cinema and petrol station work, the firm being regional architects for the Regent Oil Company. Both partners were admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects.

MacMath married Janet Bisket Clark and they had at least one son. Both he and Lennox were admitted FRIBA in 1928, their proposers being James Kennedy Hunter, James Lochhead and William Brown Whitie. MacMath died of coronary thrombosis at Groveside, Ayr Road, Whitecraigs on 1 December 1948, Lennox continuing the practice under the existing title thereafter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5North Park Terrace, Thornliebank, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1891After 1911 
Item 2 of 5103, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19061939 or after 1940(?) 
Item 3 of 524, Kennishead Road, Thornliebank, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1916 *  
Item 4 of 584, Camphill Avenue, Langside, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1928 *  
Item 5 of 5Groveside, Ayr Road, Whitecraigs, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1948 *  

* 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 3Andrew Lindsay Miller18951900Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Thomson & Sandilands19001906Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Lennox & MacMath19061948Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4James Kennedy HunterMid 1928for Fellowship
Item 2 of 4James LochheadMid 1928for Fellowship
Item 3 of 4William Brown WhitieMid 1928for Fellowship
Item 4 of 4John Bennie Wilson20 July 1911for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 5Sidney Wesley Birnage8 March 1937for Associateship
Item 2 of 5William Ernest Dickie3 April 1939for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 5Helen Lily Jackson (Mrs Johnston)21 June 1937for Associateship
Item 4 of 5Gavin Strathearn Allan Lennox6 March 1939for Associateship
Item 5 of 5(Sir) Harry Anthony Wheeler (or simply Sir Anthony Wheeler)14 December 1948for Associateship

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 521897Govan Town Hall and Municipal BuildingsGovan GlasgowScotlandAs assistant to Thomson & Sandilands
Item 2 of 521898Rosebank UF ChurchCambuslang LanarkshireScotlandAs assistant to A Lindsay Miller
Item 3 of 52c. 1898Liberal ClubBlantyre LanarkshireScotlandAs assistant to A Lindsay Miller
Item 4 of 52After 1906High SchoolBarrhead RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 5 of 52After 1906Housing scheme for Messrs Smith & Mclean Ltd   Scotland 
Item 6 of 52After 1906Housing scheme for the Burgh of BarrheadBarrhead RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 7 of 52After 1906Masonic HallGarnkirk GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 52After 1906Pollokshaws UP ChurchPollokshaws GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 9 of 52After 1906St Andrew's ChurchGartcosh GlasgowScotlandHall and extensions to church
Item 10 of 52c. 1906Cadder Elementary SchoolCadder LanarkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 52c. 1906Nitshill Public HallNitshill GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 52c. 1906Oakbank Buildings, MuirheadChryston LanarkshireScotland 
Item 13 of 52c. 1906Smallpox hospital for the County of Renfrew  RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 14 of 52c. 1906Villa at GiffnockGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 15 of 521909Cairns HallsMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 16 of 521910Masonic TempleBarrhead RenfrewshireScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 17 of 521913Co-operative Central OfficesKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 18 of 521914Bridgend SchoolCadder LanarkshireScotlandWon competition to secure job
Item 19 of 52After 1918War memorialChyrston LanarkshireScotland 
Item 20 of 521920Picture HouseAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 21 of 521922Housing scheme, Lower Ward  LanarkshireScotland 
Item 22 of 521922Thornliebank War MemorialThornliebank RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 23 of 52c. 1924Gartcosh SchoolGartcosh LanarkshireScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 24 of 521927Oxford PlayhouseSpringburn GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 521929Balornock School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 26 of 521929Florida CinemaKing's Park GlasgowScotlandFirst proposals
Item 27 of 521930Crown CinemaGorbals GlasgowScotlandRebuilding
Item 28 of 521930Masonic HallRiddrie GlasgowScotland 
Item 29 of 521930Roxy Cinema  GlasgowScotland 
Item 30 of 521931Masonic TempleRenfrew RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 31 of 521932New Bedford Picture House, Eglinton Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 32 of 521933War Memorial Cottage (for nurse)Cadder LanarkshireScotland 
Item 33 of 521934Cabinet Factory for Messrs John McGregor & Sons LtdRenfrew RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 34 of 521935Granada CinemaParkhead GlasgowScotland 
Item 35 of 521935HallsBarrhead RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 36 of 521936Port Glasgow CinemaPort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 37 of 521936Regal CinemaDumbarton DunbartonshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 38 of 521936Samuel Dow's Bar  GlasgowScotland 
Item 39 of 521936Tudor CinemaGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 40 of 521937Blythswood Cinema  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction and additions
Item 41 of 521937ClinicBarrhead GlasgowScotland 
Item 42 of 521937HouseChrtyston LanarkshireScotland 
Item 43 of 521937HouseBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 44 of 521937Salisbury Cinema  EdinburghScotlandReconstruction and additions
Item 45 of 521938Regal CinemaMuirkirk AyrshireScotland 
Item 46 of 521938Rex CinemaNewmilns LanarkshireScotland 
Item 47 of 521939Globe CinemaJohnstone RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 48 of 521940Eaglesham SchoolEaglesham RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 49 of 521948Hoxton & Walsh Limited, Colvand Street   GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 50 of 521948New Stables Offices and Stores.not identified LanarkshireScotland 
Item 51 of 521948Premises York Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 52 of 521948Premises, Millbrae Road  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 8British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 8McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press 
Item 3 of 8Peter, Bruce1996100 Years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas Edinburgh: Polygon 
Item 4 of 8Post Office Directories     
Item 5 of 8RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 6 of 8RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 7 of 8Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p96
Item 8 of 8Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalMarch 1949 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary p243

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLennox & Mcmath Personal Papers  
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research on family history by Iain Paterson
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v19 no 1439; F no 2608 (box 9)