Basic Biographical Details

Name: Palmer & Bow
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1930
Ended: 1936
Bio Notes: In 1923 William Bow dissolved the partnership with James Clark Mackenzie to join the wealthy and extremely successful James Anderson Benzie, a fellow student at Glasgow School of Art and the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, under the title of Benzie & Bow.

Benzie died in February 1930. Bow then formed a partnership with a somewhat similar society architect, Bernard Cuddon Palmer, under the title of Palmer & Bow. This was equally successful and prospered even through the post-war depression but Palmer died early on 24 May 1936. Bow continued to practise under the same name and retained the confidence of Palmer's clients

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaBusiness19301936 

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 1William Bow19301936PartnerThough name of Palmer & Bow retained until later


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1Luxton, Donald (ed.)2003Building the West: the early architects of British Columbia Vancouver: Talon Books 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research also by Robert Close