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Mackenzie family

David Walker

in Oxford Art Online

Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI:

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Scottish family of architects. Alexander Mackenzie (d 1827) was an architect–builder, active in Perth; his three sons became architects. His eldest son, William MacDonald Mackenzie (b 1797; d Perth, 15 Feb 1856), was City Architect for Perth and an accomplished Neo-classical designer whose work includes St Leonard’s (1834), Perth. The second son, David Mackenzie, worked in Perth in 1830–42. The third son, Thomas Mackenzie (b Perth, Sept/Oct 1815; d Elgin, Grampian, 15 Oct 1854), the most important of this generation, practised in Aberdeen in 1835–9 in the offices of John Smith and of Archibald Simpson, and then in Elgin, in that of William Robertson, entering into partnership with Simpson’s pupil James Matthews (1820–98) in 1844. Thomas Mackenzie worked mainly from Elgin and Matthews from Aberdeen. Thomas Mackenzie’s preferred style was Italianate, as at Elgin Museum (1842), the Caledonian Bank (...

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