Jordanhill Demonstration School

M325 Jordanhill Demonstration School

Address: 45, Chamberlain Road, Glasgow G13 1SP
Date: 1912–20
Client: Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers
Authorship: Authorship category 3 (Office with Mackintosh) (Office with Mackintosh)
1911
20 October: The Chairman's sub-committee of the Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers agrees to advertise in the Glasgow Herald, the Scotsman, and the Architects' and Builders' Journal a limited competition for the new Training College, Demonstration School and hostel. 1
25 October: Invitation to register interest in the competition appears in the Glasgow Herald. 2
6 November: Closing date for registration of interest in the competition. 3
17 November: The Chairman's sub-committee agree to invite six Glasgow architects to submit 'competitive designs for the proposed buildings'. The architects were Andrew Balfour; H. & D. Barclay; John Burnet & Son; Henry Higgins; Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh; and MacWhannell, Rogerson & Reid. 4
1912
October: Competition conditions issued. 5
1913
10 February: Mackintosh represents the practice at a meeting of the competing architects and the Chairman's sub-committee. 6
15 May: Competition closing date. 7
23 June: Following two adjourned meetings on 16 and 20 June, the Chairman's sub-committee 'unanimously recommended the adoption' of the designs of H. & D. Barclay for the Training College, Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh for the Demonstration School and Andrew Balfour for the hostel. 8
11 July: Competition results published in the Builder. 9
28 October: Plans provisionally accepted by the Scotch Education Department. 10
16 December: John Keppie attends a meeting of the Chairman's sub-committee of the Provincial Education Committee to explain the plans for the Demonstration School. 11
1914
14 January: The departure of Mackintosh from Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh as of 31 December 1913 is reported to the Chairman's sub-committee. 'Mr Keppie would carry on the business from that date under the name of Honeyman & Keppie. It has been arranged between the partners of the latter firm that Mr Keppie should undertake the work in connection with the Demonstration School.' 12
18 May: Date of 'minute of agreement between Glasgow Provincial Committee and John Keppie, architect of the Demonstration School'. Remuneration is agreed at 5% of the total cost of the building. 13
July: Date of drawings submitted to Glasgow Dean of Guild Court. 14
3 August: Keppie and the other architects meet with the Chairman's sub-committee to consider reductions to the costs estimated by each successful contractor for each building requested by the Scotch Education Department. 15
15 September: The Chairman's sub-committee agrees on a recalculated estimated cost for the Demonstration School of 30,907 15s 6d. 16
1 October: Drawings approved by Glasgow Dean of Guild Court. 17
1916
3 April: A payment from the Provincial Committee is recorded in the practice cashbook. The following line reads, 'received 350, JK took for Mackintosh 250'. 18
1920
15 November: School opens. 19

Notes:

1: Strathclyde University Archives: Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers minutes 1911, Chairman's sub-committee, JCE/1/1, 20 October 1911.

2: Glasgow Herald, 25 October 1911, p. 1.

3: Glasgow Herald, 25 October 1911, p. 1.

4: Strathclyde University Archives: Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers minutes 1911, Chairman's sub-committee, JCE/1/1, 17 November 1911.

5: Strathclyde University Archives: Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers minutes 1912, Chairman's sub-committee, JCE/1/1, 24 October 1912.

6: Strathclyde University Archives: Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers minutes 1913, JCE/1/1, 10 February 1913.

7: Strathclyde University Archives: Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers minutes 1913, Chairman's sub-committee, JCE/1/1, 10 February 1913.

8: Strathclyde University Archives: Minutes of the Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers 1913, Chairman's sub-committee, 16 June 1913, 20 June 1913, 23 June 1913, JCE/1/1, pp. 182–3, 189, 193–7.

9: 'Glasgow, New Training College', Builder, 105, 11 July 1913, pp. 38ff.

10: Strathclyde University Archives: Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers minutes 1913, Chairman's sub-committee, JCE/1/1, 28 October 1913.

11: Strathclyde University Archives: Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers minutes 1913, Chairman's sub-committee, JCE/1/1, 16 December 1913.

12: Strathclyde University Archives: Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers minutes 1914, Chairman's sub-committee, JCE/1/1, 14 January 1914.

13: Strathclyde University Archives: Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers, minute of agreement between Glasgow Provincial Committee and John Keppie, architect of the Demonstration School, JCE/7/3/6, 18 May 1914.

14: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court plans, B4/12/1914/409.

15: Strathclyde University Archives: Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers minutes minutes 1914, Chairman's sub-committee, JCE/1/1, 14 January 1914.

16: Strathclyde University Archives: Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers minutes 1914, Chairman's sub-committee, JCE/1/1, 14 January 1914.

17: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Master of Works' list of cases, D-OPW 18/14, 30 July 1908, no. 7.

18: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie / Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh / Keppie Henderson cash book 1889–1917, GLAHA 53079, p. 176.

19: Iain A. D. Mann, A History of Jordanhill School 1920–1995, p. 7, www.jordanhill.glasgow.sch.uk [accessed 20 March 2012].