Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Alexander Webb Abercromby |
|Designation: || |
|Born: ||16 December 1913 |
|Died: ||11 December 1970 |
|Bio Notes: ||Alexander Webb Abercromby was born on 16 December 1913, the son of Ebenezer Abercromby, tailor and his wife Mary Black. He was articled to Lake Falconer, Oban from December 1930 until January 1936 during which period he studied architecture in his spare time. He remained with Falconer as an assistant after completing his articles until August 1938 but moved then to a post with Messrs Scottish Oils Ltd in Uphall, West Lothian. He attended continuation classes at Heriot Watt in Edinburgh about this time. |
During the Second World War he spent a year as an assistant architect with the Joint ARP (Air Raid Patrol) Authority of Stirling and Clackmannan, Spittal Street, Stirling and from July 1942 until February 1946 wasoccupied by war service. He then moved to Glasgow to an assistant architect post with Glasgow Corporation Housing Department and comntinued his studies by correspondence.
On 20 October 1946 he became chief architect with Walker & Pride and continued his correspondence courses. He remained with Walker & Pride until he became Assistant Burgh Architect in Alloa in 1952 and Burgh Architect the following year. He was elected LRIBA on 5 April 1955 and ARIAS in June of that year.
He died at Falkirk Royal Infirmary on 11 December 1970, survived by his wife Jane Livingston MacGregor.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this :|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|14, Hill Place, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland||Private||1955|| || |
|4, Hodge Street, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland||Private||1970 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this :|
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this :|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||Box 149, L6609|