Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Mackay
Designation: Architect
Born: 1849
Died: 23 December 1929
Bio Notes: Robert Mackay was born in 1849, the son of John Mackay, plasterer, and his wife Janet. In 1891 he is described as a draughtsman and is living with his brother and sister in Athole Street, Perth. He was in partnership with William Maclaren in Perth from about 1896 or 1897. He does not appear in the British Architectural Library/RIBA 'Directory of British Architects 1834-1914'. He died suddenly at 23 Barossa Place, Perth on 23 December 1929. Nothing more is yet known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Athole Street, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1891  
Item 2 of 223, Barossa Place, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 19011929 

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 1Maclaren & MackayBefore 1897After 1909Partner 

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 20 147-149 High StreetPerth PerthshireScotlandNew shopfront
Item 2 of 201897Block of shops and houses, Scott StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 3 of 20After 1898AsylumPolton MidlothianScotlandAdditions
Item 4 of 20After 1898DungarthillDunkeld PerthshireScotlandAdditions
Item 5 of 20After 1898(?)Moncreiffe Island Golf ClubhousePerth PerthshireScotlandPossibly responsible, but may be by P L B Henderson
Item 6 of 20After 1898Murrayshall  PerthshireScotlandAdditions
Item 7 of 20After 1898(?)Villas, Barnhill EstateKinnoull PerthshireScotlandPossibly responsible, but may be by P L B Henderson
Item 8 of 20After 1898(?)Villas, Bellwood EstatePerth PerthshireScotlandPossibly responsible, but may be by P L B Henderson
Item 9 of 201899Almondbank hallAlmondbank PerthshireScotland 
Item 10 of 201899St Stephen's UF Church HallPerthshire PerthshireScotland 
Item 11 of 201900Public House, 89 South StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 12 of 201900Tenement with public house at ground floor, 189 South Street and 70 South Methven StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 13 of 201902Block of shops and houses, High StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 14 of 201902Pitcairngreen School  PerthshireScotland 
Item 15 of 201903Block of shops and houses, High StreetPerth PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 16 of 201903James Murray Royal Lunatic AsylumPerth PerthshireScotlandTwo new villas (Elcho and Birnam Wards)
Item 17 of 201904Co-operative Society central premisesPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 18 of 201906Block of shops and flats, 31-33 Kinnoull StreetPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 19 of 201908Co-operative Society branch premisesPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 20 of 201908Shop for McArthur, grocerPerth PerthshireScotland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Perthshire Advertiser25 December 1929   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from Lindsay Lennie