Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Watt
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1871
Died: 1947
Bio Notes: George Watt (who was not related to George Watt, partner in Brown & Watt) was born about 1871 in Aberdeen. Nothing is yet known of his education and training but he appears to have taken a salaried post in the Sanitary Department of Aberdeen Town Council about 1891 where he remained until about 1902. In that year or the year after he was taken into partnership by John Cameron as Cameron & Watt. John Cameron was a builder and surveyor of house property, appearing first as such in the Aberdeen Post Office directories in 1897-98 but after1899 he is listed as an 'architect and licensed valuator'. The Cameron & Watt partnership lasted until 1910 in which year George Watt set up business on his own at 267 Union Street where he remained until 1916-17. After the dissolution of the partnership Cameron also set up business on his own account and continued to work at the old practice address at 381 Union Street. Later he appears to have been joined by his son, the practice name becoming J & J Cameron.

George Watt continued to practise on his own until 1935 when his former assistant Alexander Malcolm Stewart joined the practice and was taken into partnership. The name of the firm became George Watt & Stewart a year later. Alexander Malcolm Stewart was born about 1900 and was articled to George Watt in 1921. After the completion of his articles he remained as assistant, leaving to work in Inverness as assistant to Carruthers Ballantyne & Taylor in 1924 but returning to Aberdeen in 1935.

George Watt died in 1947. The practice was continued by Alexander Malcolm Stewart as George Watt & Stewart until his retirement in 1974 and subsequently by various other partners. Throughout its history the practice's work has been dominated by schools. The centenary of the firm is to be celebrated in 2010.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1214, Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessc. 1939 *  

* 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 2Cameron & Wattc. 1900 Partner 
Item 2 of 2George Watt & Stewart1935 Partner 

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 7Alexander Malcolm StewartJune 1921Before 1924Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7Alexander Malcolm StewartAfter 1921September 1924Assistant 
Item 3 of 7James Rattray Riddell7 June 19241927Apprentice 
Item 4 of 7Horace Athelstone Woulfe KnightMay 1926November 1926Assistant 
Item 5 of 7William Gibson HendersonSeptember 19271930Apprentice 
Item 6 of 7Chessor Lille Matthew19291932Apprentice 
Item 7 of 7Horace Athelstone Woulfe KnightAugust 1932October 1934Chief Assistant 

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 961900Grimsby Chambers, 168-174 Market Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 2 of 961901Four houses, Pitstruan Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 3 of 961901House, Burns Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 4 of 961901John Brodie's  AberdeenScotland 
Item 5 of 961901Three houses, Brighton Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 6 of 961901Two houses, Bright Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 7 of 961901Two houses, Pitstruan Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 8 of 961901Two houses, Richmond Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 9 of 96190237-39 Queen Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 10 of 961902C A Bodies  AberdeenScotland 
Item 11 of 961902Eight houses, Rosebery Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 12 of 961902Four houses, Richmondhill Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 13 of 961902House, Elmbank Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 14 of 961902House, Howburn Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 15 of 961902House, Howburn Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 16 of 961902Shops and offices, St Nicholas Street and Correction Wynd  AberdeenScotland 
Item 17 of 961902Six houses, Devonshire Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 18 of 961902Six houses, Grampian Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 19 of 961902Three houses, Great Western Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 20 of 961902Two houses and workshop, Richmond Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 21 of 961902Two houses, Burns Road  AberdeenScotlandPlans passed
Item 22 of 961902Two houses, Devonshire Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 23 of 961902Two houses, Grampian Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 24 of 961902Two houses, Howburn Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 25 of 961902Two houses, Moray Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 26 of 9619037-11 James Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 27 of 961903House, Great Western Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 28 of 961903House, Holburn  AberdeenScotland 
Item 29 of 961903House, Howburn Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 30 of 961903House, Pitstruan Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 31 of 961903House, Pitstruan Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 32 of 961903House, Richmond Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 33 of 961903House, Salisbury Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 34 of 961903Houses, Howburn Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 35 of 961903Three houses, Great Western Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 36 of 961903Three houses, Walker Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 37 of 961903Two houses Cairnfield Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 38 of 961903Two houses, Burns Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 39 of 961903Two Houses, Burns Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 40 of 961903Two houses, Cairnfield Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 41 of 961903Two houses, Louisville Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 42 of 9614 May 1903Shop and house, Market Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 43 of 961904Fifteen houses, Osborne Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 44 of 961904House and shops, Hosefield Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 45 of 961904House and shops, Victoria Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 46 of 961904House and shops, Victoria Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 47 of 961904House, Gray Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 48 of 961904House, Orchard Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 49 of 961904Six houses, Blenheim Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 50 of 961904Three houses, Cranford Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 51 of 961904Two houses, Devonshire Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 52 of 961904Two houses, Devonshire Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 53 of 961904Two houses, Gray Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 54 of 961904Two houses, Hammersmith Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 55 of 961904Two houses, Irvine Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 56 of 961904Two houses, Louisville Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 57 of 961904Two houses, Urquhart Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 58 of 961905Eight houses, Richmond Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 59 of 961905Gannochy, Cornhill Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 60 of 961905Gorrod and Daire store house and shop  AberdeenScotland 
Item 61 of 961905House and shops, Victoria Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 62 of 961905House, Burns Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 63 of 961905House, Chapel Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 64 of 961905House, Elmfield Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 65 of 961905House, Hutcheon Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 66 of 961905House, Hutcheon Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 67 of 961905Pittodrie Pavilion  AberdeenScotland 
Item 68 of 961905Premises, Albert Quay  AberdeenScotland 
Item 69 of 961905Six houses, Rosebery Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 70 of 961905Two Houses, Irvine Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 71 of 961905Two Houses, King Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 72 of 961905Two houses, Louisville Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 73 of 961905Two Houses, Osborne Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 74 of 961906House, Forest Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 75 of 961906House, Victoria Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 76 of 961906Premises, North Silver Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 77 of 961906Two houses, Louisville Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 78 of 961906Two houses, Victoria Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 79 of 9619091 Menzies Road  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 80 of 961918Fish Kiln Sinclair Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 81 of 961920sDunecht SchoolDunecht AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 82 of 961921War memorialMethlick AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 83 of 961923St Andrew's Episcopal ChurchAlford AberdeenshireScotlandMemorial porch added
Item 84 of 961925House and Shops, Froghall Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 85 of 961927Grand Central Picture House, 286 George Street  AberdeenScotlandReconstruction
Item 86 of 961929Union Street and Market Street, west corner  AberdeenScotland 
Item 87 of 961930Aberdeen Equitable Drapery Society  AberdeenScotlandExtension
Item 88 of 961933Aberdeen Agricultural Society Granary  AberdeenScotland 
Item 89 of 961933His Majesty's Theatre  AberdeenScotlandReconstruction and additions
Item 90 of 961935Amatold Hotel  AberdeenScotland 
Item 91 of 961936Advocates Hall  AberdeenScotlandProposal to rebuild and possibly enlarge after fire damage.
Item 92 of 961936News Cinema  AberdeenScotland 
Item 93 of 961936Spence HallUdny Green AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 94 of 961937Kemp Memorial HallOld Deer AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 95 of 961937New Palais de Danse  AberdeenScotlandExtension
Item 96 of 961940School and schoolhouseWhitestocks AberdeenshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp101

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 Information from Bill Michie, retired partner in George Watt & Stewart.