Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Munro
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Alexander Munro was an assistant in John Herbertson's office in Glasgow, appearing in the directories at his address in 1848; Gildard describes him as having succeeded John Baird in that position, implying a date of about 1845. Around 1851 Munro won the competition for Allan Glen's school, which established his independent practice. No further important commissions seem to have come his way; according to Gildard his business consisted mainly of tenements. John Honeyman was articled to him, and by 1852-53 was allowed to have a small independent practice of his own. The Directory of 1853 describes him as being ' at Alexander Munro's, 213 Buchanan Street.'

Munro disappears from the directories in 1865. As Gildard makes no mention of emigration he had presumably died as he does not appear as being anywhere else in the 'Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory' of 1868.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 430, Renfield Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1851  
Item 2 of 4213, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1852 *1854 
Item 3 of 4212, Hope Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1860After 1862 
Item 4 of 434, Dundas Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1865 *  

* 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 1John Herbertsonc. 1845 Apprentice 

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 1John Honeymanc. 18501853Apprentice 

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 2 'A Dissenting Church in Blythswood Holm'Blythswood Holm GlasgowScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 21852Allan Glen's School  GlasgowScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Gildard, Thomas1895An Old Glasgow Architect on some Older OnesXXVIProceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgowpp108, 116
Item 2 of 2Post Office Directories