Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Petrie
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1842
Died: 1905(?)
Bio Notes: Alexander Petrie was born in Paisley about 1842. He was a pupil of John Thomas Rochead and commenced practice in Glasgow in 1871, specialising in small local competitions, principally for UP and Free churches and School Board work. For a time he taught classes at Glasgow School of Art. Towards the end of his career he was responsible for a very large office block in St Enoch Square built in anticipation of the electricity supply from Port Dundas. Its elevations are a curious shallow relief mixture of Cinquecento and Gothic elements: a similar building is 316-336 Argyle Street c.1899, not yet positively identified as Petrie's work. Petrie is reported to have died in 1905 (W T Johnston, no source given). The practice was continued by his sons as A Petrie & Sons (One son was Frank C Petrie).

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1871  
Item 2 of 3111, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1888  
Item 3 of 34, Lorne Terrace, Maryhill, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1888After 1901 

Employment and Training

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 6Robert Douglas Sandilands1 March 1875September 1880Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Ninian Macwhannell18771882Apprentice 
Item 3 of 6Ninian Macwhannell18821884Draughtsman 
Item 4 of 6John Rogerson14 August 18821886Apprentice 
Item 5 of 6John Rogerson18861888Assistant 
Item 6 of 6Alexander Thomson HeathcoteDecember 18941899Apprentice 

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 361876Bishop Street Public School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 361877Whiteinch Public SchoolWhiteinch GlasgowScotlandFor Govan Public School Board
Item 3 of 361877Whitevale UP Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 361878Campbellfield Board School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 361878Possil New Public SchoolPossil GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 361879Scott Street Methodist ChurchPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 7 of 361880Dowanhill Free Church (Dowanvale)  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 36c. 1880Glasgow Municipal Buildings  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design entered under the pseudonym City Chambers
Item 9 of 36c. 1883Horse Tram Depot  GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 361885Gordon Park CottagesWhiteinch GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 361885Three tenements, Albert Road and Herriet StreetPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 361886Livingstone Parish ChurchStevenston AyrshireScotland 
Item 13 of 361887Free ChurchKilbirnie AyrshireScotland 
Item 14 of 361889Springburn North Free ChurchSpringburn GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 361891St George's Episcopal ChurchMaryhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 361892Caledonian Glass Bottle Works  GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 361892Free ChurchBarr AyrshireScotland 
Item 18 of 361893Alexandra Parade UP Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 361894Gairbraid UP ChurchMaryhill GlasgowScotlandEnlargement and alterations
Item 20 of 361894Martyrs Church  DundeeScotland 
Item 21 of 361894Tarbert Free ChurchTarbert ArgyllScotland 
Item 22 of 361895Office block, St Enoch Square and Howard Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 361895Tenements, Niddrie Square and Balvicar Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 24 of 361896Riding School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 361897Group of houses, Glencairn Drive, Glencairn Gardens and Terregles Avenue  GlasgowScotland 
Item 26 of 361897Store, Brown Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 27 of 36c. 1897Blythswood Hotel and Duke of Wellington Public House  GlasgowScotlandHS attribution
Item 28 of 361898Colmonell Free ChurchColmonell AyrshireScotland 
Item 29 of 361898Free Church Anniesland  GlasgowScotland 
Item 30 of 361898St George's Episcopal Rectory  GlasgowScotlandEnlargement
Item 31 of 361899Houses, Sherbrooke Avenue  GlasgowScotland 
Item 32 of 361899Willowbank School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 33 of 361900Wellwood Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 34 of 361904St Paul's UF ChurchCambuslang LanarkshireScotland 
Item 35 of 361905Bishopbriggs Kenmure UF ChurchBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 
Item 36 of 361905(?)Carmyle UF ChurchCarmyle GlasgowScotlandUnclear whether designed by Petrie before his death in 1905 or by his sons thereafter


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM