John Begg (20 September 1866 – 23 February 1937) was a Scottish architect, who practised in London, South Africa and India, before returning to Scotland to teach at Edinburgh College of Art from 1922-1933. Friends and colleagues knew him as Jack Begg.
In 1896 he was appointed architect to the Real Estate Company of South Africa and moved to Johannesburg. He returned to Scotland due to the Boer War.
He arrived in India in 1901 as Consulting Architect to Bombay. In 1906 he became Consulting Architect to the Government of India. He, with George Wittet, was responsible for the evolution of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Begg's best-known building is the General Post Office in Bombay.
He returned to Scotland in 1921 but never enjoyed the success or scale of projects which he had enjoyed in India.
He died in 1937 and is buried in the Grange Cemetery, near its south-east corner, with an exceptionally modest stone. His wife, Edith Mary Dods Espie (1864-1920) was killed in a fire in their home and is buried with him.
- York Buildings, Johannesburg (1898)
- General Post Office, Bombay (1903)
- Customs House, Princes Dock, Bombay (1904)
- Medical College, Calcutta (1911)
- Government Press and Publishing Building, Rangoon, Burma (1912)
- General Post Office, Agra (1912)
- Stationery Office, Calcutta (1912)
- Lady Hardinge Medical Hospital and College, Delhi (1913)
- General Post Office, Nagpur (1913)
- Customs House, Rangoon, Burma (1915)
- High Court, Varanasi (1915)
- Law Courts, Benares (1915)
- Robertson College Jabalpur (1915)
- Central Provinces Council Chamber, Nagpur (1917)
- Central Telegraph Office, Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (1917)
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