Basic Biographical Details

Name: Kirkland & Russell
Born: c. 1854
Died: 1856
Bio Notes: Alexander Kirkland was born on 24 September 1824 at Kilbarchan, the son of William Kirkland and his wife Janet Neill. Nothing is known of Alexander's training, which seems to have been more as civil engineer than as architect, but he began practice c.1846 and quickly acquired the patronage of James Scott of Kelly whose syndicate had purchased the estate of Stobcross in 1844. For Scott he designed the Bothwell Street and Bothwell Circus developments from 1849 onward, visiting the Continent with him to see contemporary developments in Paris and elsewhere (see Builder, 16 February 1850). Scott's St Vincent Crescent, Minerva Street and Corunna Street developments were undertaken concurrently, 60,000 being expended in the years 1849-57.

Around 1854 he entered into a short-lived partnership with George Henry Russell, based in Kirkland's office at 4 Bothwell Street. This was dissolved by the Spring of 1856, whereafter Russell practised on his own account at 62 Buchanan Street until he either died, left the city or took another job in 1857, whilst Kirkland remained in practice in Glasgow.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 14, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 18541856 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4James Hamilton18541856Assistant 
Item 2 of 4George Henry Russell18541856Partner 
Item 3 of 4Alexander Kirklandc. 18541856Partner 
Item 4 of 4Thomas Rossc. 18551856Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This 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 21854Eagle Buildings  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 21854Tillie and Henderson Building  GlasgowScotland 


Currently, there are no references for this . The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.