Basic Biographical Details

Name: Harvey Mennie
Designation: Architect
Born: 28 October 1871
Bio Notes: Harvey Mennie was born on 28 October 1871 at Belhelvie, Aberdeen, the son of Robert Mennie and Elizabeth Gordon. He was articled to Pirie & Clyne in 1886, attending classes at Robert Gordon's College and Gray's School of Art. In 1891 he became an assistant in the Earl of Aberdeen's Estate Office at Haddo, but he moved to the office of Alexander Mavor of Aberdeen in the following year as chief assistant. In 1894 and 1895 he sought wider experience in London with Frederick Hall-Jones, returning to Aberdeen in 1895 as chief assistant to Arthur Clyne. In 1903 he set up practice on his own account. In the ensuing years he exhibited several pen-and-ink perspective drawings at Aberdeen Artists' Exhibitions. He was admitted LRIBA on 4 July 1910, his proposers being Clyne, Jones's then partner Erskine Seaton Cummings and Arthur Hay Livingstone Mackinnon.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 241, Devonshire Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1910 *  
Item 2 of 2211, Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1910After 1914 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Pirie & Clyne18861891Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Alexander Mavor18921893Chief Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Frederick Hall-Jones18941895Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Arthur Clyne18951902Chief Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Arthur Clyne4 July 1910for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Erskine Seaton Cummings4 July 1910for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Arthur Hay Livingstone Mackinnon4 July 1910for 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 221891Haddo HouseHaddo/Methlick AberdeenshireScotlandVarious works on estate, as assistant to estate architect
Item 2 of 221893Broomhill School  AberdeenScotlandAs chief assistant to Alex Mavor
Item 3 of 221894 or 1895Laurie Arms Public House  LondonEnglandAs assistant to Frederick Hall Jones
Item 4 of 221897St John's Episcopal Church  AberdeenScotlandNorth aisle and vestry - as chief assistant to Arthur Clyne
Item 5 of 221898Hanover Street Public School  AberdeenScotlandAs chief assistant to Arthur Clyne
Item 6 of 221901House, Blenheim Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 7 of 221901Two Houses, Abergeldie Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 8 of 221902Two Houses, Forest Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 9 of 221903Four Houses, Cedar Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 10 of 221903House, Cedar Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 11 of 221903Two houses, King Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 12 of 22After 1903Canopy over private altar for Rev Father Meany  AberdeenScotland 
Item 13 of 22After 1903Fish-curing premises for Messrs Bonnar & MacRosebery AberdeenScotland 
Item 14 of 22After 1903Fish-curing premises for Mrs Fletcher  AberdeenScotland 
Item 15 of 22After 1903Fish-drying works for Messrs J M Davidson  AberdeenScotland 
Item 16 of 22After 1903Shops and alterations for James Daniel  AberdeenScotland 
Item 17 of 22After 1903Shops and other buildings for Richard Hallglen  AberdeenScotlandNew shops and alterations to other buildings
Item 18 of 22After 1903Villa for Alex Keith  AberdeenScotland 
Item 19 of 22After 1903Villa for John Edgar  AberdeenScotland 
Item 20 of 221904House for Watt, Cedar Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 21 of 221906Two Houses, George Street and Fraser Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 22 of 221960sCommunity HallBraemar AberdeenshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 3 of Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints: Website 

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 v2 no123 (microfilm reel 29)