Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Tait
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1857
Died:  
Bio Notes: Alexander Tait was born in Glasgow c. 1857, the son of William Nairne Tait, architect and his wife Annie Rae. He had at least two siblings: John McFarlane (born c. 1862), who became a law clerk, Ann E (born c. 1864). He was presumably articled to his father and appears to have practised independently from 148 West Regent Street before being taken into partnership by his father c. 1889 at 223 Hope Street. He seems to have either died or left the practice in 1895. No further details of him are yet known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3148, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 1880 *  
Item 2 of 314, Willowbank Crescent, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate18881891Living at home with parents
Item 3 of 3223, Hope Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1888After 1895 

* 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 2William Nairne Tait (or William Nairn Tait)After 1871(?)Before 1880(?)ApprenticeAlexander Tait was probably apprentice and assistant to his father before becoming partner, but this is uncertain
Item 2 of 2William Nairne Tait (or William Nairn Tait)c. 1889Before 1895Partner 

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 2c. 1880Terraced houses, 26-28 Cleveden Gardens  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 21888VillaScotstounhill GlasgowScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Historic Scotland Lists    Entry for Cleveden Gardens indicates he was practising alone c. 1880
Item 2 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 3 of 3Scotland Census 18911891    

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 Research by Iain Paterson