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James Steel Maitland

James Steel Maitland was born at Strone, Argyllshire, on 27 August 1887, of a well-connected family, his mother Kate Coats Steel being an adopted sister of the thread magnate George H Coats.

Maitland was educated in Greenock and then Glasgow High School. He had hoped to become an artist but parental disapproval resulted in his being articled to William Leiper, then practising in partnership with William Hunter McNab, in 1903, and was Leiper's last apprentice. McNab was then gradually taking over the practice c.1905-06 as Leiper went into semi-retirement, but Maitland continued to enjoy Leiper's friendship and was frequently invited to stay at Terpersie. During his time at Leiper's, Maitland attended Glasgow School of Art, from 1904 under Eugθne Bourdon. At the School, then in Rose Street, his particular friends were Andrew Noble Prentice and the sculptor Albert Hodge, but the latter moved to London c.1903.

At the end of his apprenticeship in 1909 Maitland went to London where he worked on the British Museum  as an unpaid assistant for two years. From there he moved on to a practise in Canada.

Early in 1920,having served as a pilot in the First World War, he returned to Paisley where he joined the office of Thomas Graham Abercrombie as principal assistant, becoming a partner in 1923 and continued as sole partner after Abercrombie's death on 16 February 1926 which he gradually wound down until closing the practise in 1963

Maitland designed his own house in Stonefield Avenue, Littlecroft, which he continued to live in until his death in 1982.

Maitland’s architecture was a mix of Art Deco and Scottish Arts and Craft which runs through many of his finest buildings, such as the Russell Institute , Arnotts Store and Kelvin House. Mailtand also designed much of the housing estates in Renfrew in his role as Burgh Architect.

No.1 County Square

The offices of Abercrombie & Maitland at 1 County Place

• Paisley Architects

• John Hutchison

• TG Abercrombie

• J Steel Maitland

• WD McLennan

• James Donald

• Charles Davidson

• More Architects

35 High Street

35 High Street

50 High Street

50 High Street

Anchor Recreation Clubhouse

Anchor Recreation Clubhouse

Arnotts Store

Arnotts Store

Dobbies Cigarette Factory

Dobbies Cigarette Factory

Janitor's House - Paisley Grammar

Janitor's House - Paisley Grammar

Kelvin House

Kelvin House

Littlecroft

Littlecroft

Newark House

Newark House

Russell Institute

Russell Institute

RAI Casualty Department

RAI Casualty Department

RAI Casualty Dept.

RAI Casualty Dept.

Woodside Crematorium

Woodside Crematorium

14 St James Street

14 St James Street

West School

West School

West School

West School

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