Basic Biographical Details

Name: Tait & Mitchell
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: After 1895
Ended: Before 1904
Bio Notes: William Nairne (or Nairn - sources vary) Tait was born at Collace, Perthshire in 1831 or 1832, the son of Alexander Tait, innkeeper and Grace McFarlane. He was articled to Andrew Heiton Senior and Junior in Perth in 1847.

In the mid-1850s Tait moved from Perth to Glasgow. By that date he had married Annie Rae from Perth, their elder son Alexander being born in Glasgow c. 1857. They had two other known children: John McFarlane (born c. 1862), who became a law clerk, and Ann E (born c. 1864).

Tait commenced independent practice in Glasgow c. 1859. He was remembered more as a capable teacher of articled pupils than as an architect, with Malcolm Stark and Bruce James Talbert to his credit. His son Alexander was probably articled to him, and practised independently in the early 1880s at 148 West Regent Street before being taken into partnership by his father c. 1889, their office being at 223 Hope Street. Alexander had either left or died by 1895.

Latterly William N Tait was in partnership with _____ Mitchell. He died of inflammation of the brain at 1134 Dumbarton Road, Whiteinch on 9 September 1904.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness   

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2William Nairne Tait (or William Nairn Tait)After 1895Before 1904Partner 
Item 2 of 2___ MitchellAfter 1895Before 1904Partner 

References

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