Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frank H Southorn
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1870
Died: 21 February 1921
Bio Notes: Frank H Southorn was born in England c.1870, probably at Wakefield, the son of Thomas Southorn, boot manufacturer and his wife Maria Browne. It is not known why he settled in Scotland rather than in England. He studied at Glasgow School of Art in 1890-91 at which date the roll shows that he was an assistant in the office of James Salmon & Son, lodging with three other young men in St Andrews Road. Sometime thereafter he married Jeannie Young Noble in a Free Church ceremony at 348 Maxwell Road, their son Thomas Noble Southorn being born on 28 April 1896. He commenced independent practice in 1903 or 1904 and was successful enough to live in Helensburgh by 1913.

Southorn died of diabetes at Craigellachie, Helensburgh on 22 February 1921. The practice was continued by his son, who appears to have been seeking experience in Manchester at that date, under the new title of Frank Southorn & Orr; the other partner may have been Frank George Orr, but this is not certain.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 719, St Andrews Road, Pollokshields East, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1891 * Student lodgings
Item 2 of 715, Stanley Road, Wakefield, Yorkshire, EnglandPrivate1895 *  
Item 3 of 7144, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1904 *  
Item 4 of 7107, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1909 *  
Item 5 of 7113, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 19121921 
Item 6 of 7Parklea, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1913 *  
Item 7 of 7Craigellachie, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1921 *  

* 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 1James Salmon & SonBefore 1890After 1891Assistant 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Henry Hubbard (or Harry Hubbard)19061910Apprentice 

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 121903Brass foundry  GlasgowScotlandAddition
Item 2 of 121903Milngavie and Baldernock UF ManseMilngavie DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 3 of 121903Working Class Housing Scheme.(Architectural Competition)Hamilton   Awarded third Premium
Item 4 of 121904West Kilbride Golf ClubWest Kilbride AyrshireScotland 
Item 5 of 121905Brass foundry  GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 6 of 121909Warehouse, Osborne Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 121911Scottish Temperance Life Assurance Company Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 121912Queen's Hotel, East Clyde StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandSummerhouse and laundry
Item 9 of 12191412 Glasgow StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandEnlargement of laundry
Item 10 of 121920Cottages, Prince of Wales Gardens  GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 121934Royal George HotelMillportGreat CumbraeButeScotland 
Item 12 of 121937Factory for Messrs Stewart Ltd  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research by Iain Paterson