John Bradshaw Gass
Gass was born in Britain. He was a nephew of J. J. Bradshaw, the founder of Bradshaw Gass & Hope. He received the Ashbury Prize for Civil Engineering at Owens College (later Manchester University). He assisted Sir Ernest George in London, before becoming a pupil of his uncle in Bolton in 1880.
In 1882, when Gass became a partner, the firm adopted the style Bradshaw & Gass.
Gass was also a keen watercolour artist, and first exhibited his work at the Royal Academy in 1879. In later life, when he had less architectural input at Bradshaw Gass & Hope, he frequently travelled and he filled more than twenty albums with his sketches of North Africa and Asia.
- James R. Adamson, “John Bradshaw Gass” [obituary], RIBA Journal, 46 (1939), pp. 952–3.
- A. Stuart Gray, (1985) Edwardian Architecture, A Biographical Dictionary, ISBN 0-7156-2141-6.
- Austen Redman (2007), Bolton Civic Centre and the Classical Revival Style of Bradshaw Gass & Hope in Clare Hartwell & Terry Wyke (editors), Making Manchester, Lancashire & Cheshire Antiquarian Society, ISBN 978-0-900942-01-3