Black, Alexander

ARCHITECT (SCOTLAND)
BORN c1797, Edinburgh - DIED 19 Feb 1858
GRAVE LOCATION Edinburgh: Dean Cemetery, Dean Path (south path (edge))

Alexander Black was born around 1797 and probably trained as a carpenter before he became an architect. For most of his working life he was Superintendent of Works at George Heriotís School in Edinburgh. In 1833 he took over as its architect from Thomas Bonnar (d,1847) when Bonnar retired. He designed several school buildings in Edinburgh and created a masterplan for the area between Leith Walk and Easter Road in 1848. Later in his life he lived at 19 Lauriston Street in Tollcross, Edinburgh.

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The grave of Alexander Black at Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2019)

 

Sources
Wikipedia (EN): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Black_(architect)


Black, Clementina

Published: 13 Jul 2022
Last update: 13 Jul 2022