Basic Biographical Details

Name: F D Cowieson & Co ( later Cowiesons Ltd)
Designation: Architectural practice, Engineers
Bio Notes: F D Cowieson & Co were 'designers of composite buildings and structural engineers' and were based at St Rollox, Glasgow. Up to about 1923 the firm was known as F D Cowieson but at that point the name was changed to Cowiesons Ltd and it continued into the 1940s under this style.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice, engineers:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2St Rollox, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 232 (or 35), Charles Street North, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1939 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice, engineers (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5F D Cowieson    
Item 2 of 5William Charles Thyrd Wright 1934Senior Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Thomas McGarrigle1915Before 1918AssistantOn government contracts during war
Item 4 of 5J Bell MorrisonBefore 1924After 1925  
Item 5 of 5William Charles Thyrd Wright1928 Junior Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice, engineers 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 261914Picture HousePeebles PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 2 of 261919Davidson House (Soldiers's Home)Colinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 261920CinemaOban ArgyllScotlandAdditions to picture house
Item 4 of 261925Bungalow Castle Semple Lochwinnoch RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 5 of 261925Housing for the Scottish National Housing Trust  GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 261930CinemaFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 7 of 261930Regal CinemaDalmuir GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 261931CinemaOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 9 of 261931PlayhouseFort William Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 10 of 261931Rhul CinemaBurnside, Rutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 261932Calder Street Cinema  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 261932CinemaLangside Glasgow  
Item 13 of 261932New Bedford Picture House, Eglinton Street  GlasgowScotlandActed as contractor during the 1932 alterations
Item 14 of 261932Regal CinemaAyr AyrshireScotlandActed as architect and contractor
Item 15 of 261933PlayhouseOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 16 of 261933Playhouse CinemaStornowayLewisWestern IslesScotland 
Item 17 of 261934CinemaAnstruther FifeScotland 
Item 18 of 261934CinemaTollcross GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 261934Rio CinemaBearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 20 of 261935Rio CinemaRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 21 of 261936Kenmure Picture HouseBishopriggs East DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 22 of 261937Kenmure Cinema pictureBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 23 of 261939CinemaFort William Inverness-shireScotlandMay also be the architects
Item 24 of 261939CinemaBaillieston GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 261939PlayhouseFort William Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 26 of 261945Three Cedarwood Houses, Glenlomond Sanatorium  Kinross-shireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice, engineers:
Item 1 of 'Types of Building' page of website of the Corrugated Iron Club 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice, engineers:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Chris DoakInformation via website Emails sent August 2007