Basic Biographical Details

Name: C Davidson & Son
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1925
Ended: After 1935
Bio Notes: Charles Davidson was born in Forfar and seems to have been an assistant to Peddie & Kinnear in Edinburgh but moved to Paisley in 1875 to work on their National Bank and Bank of Scotland commissions in St Mirren Street. Davidson appears to have remained in Paisley and commenced independent practice there c.1880. He was still in practice in 1913-14 but does not appear in 'Who's Who in Architecture', 1914. He died in February 1925. Davidson's two sons took over the practice, the name of which became C Davidson & Son. The firm continued to trade under the same name until at least 1950.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 127, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, ScotlandBusiness1939 *After 1950 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Robert Harkness Wallace1927After 1938Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Thomas Gibson19471950Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3Allan Don SmithEarly 1940s Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 41933Bank, High StreetPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 2 of 41935Nardini's café, lounge and restaurantLargs AyrshireScotland 
Item 3 of 41937British Linen Bank, The CrossPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 4 of 41939School at MarkinhallGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories    For date of practice