Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Hutcheson
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1842
Died: 23 November 1917
Bio Notes: Little is known of the early years and training of Alexander Hutcheson. He was born about 1842 in Dundee, the son of Alexander Hutcheson, cloth merchant, and his wife Mary Coupar. In 1861 he was an architects apprentice in Dundee. He may have spent some time in London in about 1871. We know that he practised from 8 Bank Street between 1871 and 1876 and formed a partnership with John James Henderson in the 1880s, though it seems to have split before long. He may have contiinued to operate under the title Hutcheson & Hendrson.

Hutchison was president of the Food Reform Society (which believed in vegetarianism) in around 1881. He was also a keen antiquarian and was a member of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He wrote to the newspapers more than once on antiquarian subjects. He was unmarried and lived with his mother at Herschel House on Hill Street, Broughty Ferry until his death there on 23 November 1917. He never married.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Hershel House, Hill Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 48, Bank Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness18711876 
Item 3 of 4St Vincent Street, Broughty ferry, Angus, ScotlandPrivate1875  
Item 4 of 410, Reform Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1882  

Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Hutcheson & HendersonBefore 1881After 1899Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6George Jamieson18751879Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6George Jamieson18791881Improver 
Item 3 of 6James Glen Sivewright GibsonAfter 1881Before 1890Assistant 
Item 4 of 6George Alexander PyottAfter 1889Before 1897Assistant 
Item 5 of 6George White18901895Apprentice 
Item 6 of 6George White18951898Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 30 Building in Hill StreetBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandProjecting wing added - date unknown
Item 2 of 30 Villa in King StreetBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandDate unknown
Item 3 of 30c. 1880Alton Terrace  DundeeScotland 
Item 4 of 301881Congegational Church  DundeeScotlandAddition
Item 5 of 301881Congregational Church and hallBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandAdditions
Item 6 of 301881DunloraBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 7 of 301882Gray's Rooms  DundeeScotlandAdditions
Item 8 of 301883Good Templar HallBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandNew entrances
Item 9 of 301883Tenement with shops, Dundee StreetCarnoustie AngusScotlandProbably responsible for the design of these buildings which were to be sold by public roup in March 1883.
Item 10 of 301883Tenements, 30-36 Perth Road  DundeeScotland 
Item 11 of 301885Gynack and Mossgiel, BarnhillBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 12 of 301885NetherbyWest Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 13 of 301885Whitehall Street, north-east corner  DundeeScotland 
Item 14 of 301888Kinneff ChurchRoadside of Kinneff KincardineshireScotlandRestoration
Item 15 of 301890House in Hill StreetBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandHalf timber addition
Item 16 of 30After 1890ChurchDownfield DundeeScotlandReconstruction
Item 17 of 301891Kettins Parish ChurchKettins AngusScotlandRemodelling of church, addition of tower and design of lych gate
Item 18 of 301891NewsteadBroughty Ferry DundeeScotland 
Item 19 of 301891Wordie's Stables, McVicar's Lane  DundeeScotland 
Item 20 of 301892Free ChurchInverbervie KincardineshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 21 of 301893Free Church, BervieBervie KincardineshireScotland 
Item 22 of 301893Mains & Strathmartine Free Church  DundeeScotlandReconstruction
Item 23 of 301894Leuchars Library and Reading RoomLeuchars FifeScotland 
Item 24 of 301897Cairnie CottageCamphill DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 25 of 301897Cairnie CottageBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandAlterations
Item 26 of 301897UP Church HallDownfield DundeeScotland 
Item 27 of 301899Auction Halls, Overgate  DundeeScotland 
Item 28 of 301899House for William GrayBroughty Ferry DundeeScotlandProject - not executed
Item 29 of 301899Kilmany Churchyard, Memorial to Rev David BrewsterKilmany FifeScotland 
Item 30 of 301899Longforgan Parish Church and churchyardLongforgan PerthshireScotlandReconstruction; chancel addition

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Dundee Courier and Advertiser11 January 1881   
Item 2 of 5Edinburgh Evening News23 July 1886   
Item 3 of 5Edinburgh Evening News10 May 1904   
Item 4 of 5Evening Telegraph24 April 1895   
Item 5 of 5Evening Telegraph12 February 1897   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1H M Register HouseDeath Register