Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander McGregor Mitchell (junior)
Designation: Architect
Born: 1878
Died: 1953
Bio Notes: Alexander McGregor Mitchell Junior was born in 1878 and joined the practice of his father, also Alexander McGregor, as an apprentice in July 1894. Three years later he was given responsibility for the planning of tenements and small villas, and in 1899 he became chief assistant. He took full charge of the office in 1900 and succeeded to the practice on his father's death on 4 October 1904, taking on his father's role as master of works to the Buchanans of Drumpelier and to the Colts of Gartsherrie, and adding the responsibility of architect and surveyor to the Revd Walter Lait, A Peddie Waddell, John Henderson's Trust, John Scott's Trust and John Mack.

Alexander McGregor Mitchell Junior was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, his proposers being James Davidson of Coatbridge, James Lochhead of Hamilton and Andrew Danskine Aitken of Airdrie. His address was then Bank Buildings, Coatbridge and his house Tighnamara, Uddingston. By that date he had travelled in England, Wales, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. His nomination form states that he had studied at unnamed technical colleges; whether these included the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College is unclear. His papers also mention that prior to that date he had carried out 'large villas costing from 6800 to 2000', although none of these has as yet been identified. He died in 1953.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Bank Buildings (Circle Buildings?), Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1911 * Circle Buildings according to Measurers' Companion
Item 2 of 5Tighnamara, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  
Item 3 of 5131, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1935After 1939 
Item 4 of 550, Berkeley Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness(?)1947 *  
Item 5 of 5105, Bath Street, Blythswood, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1951  

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 3Alexander McGregor MitchellJuly 18941897Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Alexander McGregor Mitchell18971899Assistant(?) 
Item 3 of 3Alexander McGregor Mitchell18991903 or 4 October 1904Senior Assistant 

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 2Andrew Grant19051907Assistant 
Item 2 of 2William Stephen GibsonMay 1907After 1911Chief Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Andrew Danskine Aitken20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3James Davidson20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3James Lochhead20 July 1911for Licentiateship

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 17After 1898Blackridge Public SchoolBlackridge? West Lothian?ScotlandAs assistant to his father, Alexander McGregor Mitchell Senior
Item 2 of 17c. 1900Old Monkland PoorhouseCoatbridge LanarkshireScotlandNew ward blocks - as assistant to his father, A McGregor Mitchell Senior
Item 3 of 17After 1903Coatbridge Church HallCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 4 of 17After 1903CottagesBishop Auckland County DurhamEngland 
Item 5 of 17After 1903ManseCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 6 of 17After 1903Old Monkland SchoolCoatbridge LanarkshireScotlandAdditions
Item 7 of 17Before 1903Holy Trinity and All Saints Parish ChurchCoatdyke LanarkshireScotland 
Item 8 of 171910Old Monkland PoorhouseCoatbridge LanarkshireScotlandSuperintendent's house and lodge
Item 9 of 17c. 1911Alexander HospitalCoatbridge LanarkshireScotlandAdditions
Item 10 of 171922Cliftonville Housing SchemeCoatdyke LanarkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 171934Inglis Ltd's warehouse  GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 12 of 171935Park HotelOban ArgyllScotlandExtension
Item 13 of 171936Furniture warehouseTownhead GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 171937FactoryPort Dundas GlasgowScotlandExtensions
Item 15 of 171938McColl's HotelDunoon ArgyllScotlandRadical reconstruction on earlier building
Item 16 of 171947Tenements and Houses Deanston Drive and James Gray Street  GlasgowScotlandPlans approved but may not have progressed
Item 17 of 171951Departments for J C Bennett & Company (Coachbuilders), LtdSpringburn GlasgowScotlandFor extensions and other works

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 5Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion   
Item 3 of 5Peden, Allan1992The Monklands: an illustrated architectural guide RIASp54
Item 4 of 5Post Office Directories     
Item 5 of 5RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v19 no1464