Person NameDuncan & Munro; 1860-1975; architects, Turriff
Epithetarchitects, Turriff
ActivityDuncan & Munro, architects in Munro, was established by James Duncan (b 1828), the son of George Duncan, a Turriff mason. Duncan began working as an architect in the 1860s and the 1862 school at Cuminestown is regarded as his first work. Duncan’s practice was employed to undertake alterations and improvements to existing farm buildings, schools, country houses and shops. Duncan soon acquired a reputation amongst estate owners as a skilled worker. His son William Liddell Duncan (d 1951) joined his father’s business in the 1890s. Between 1897 and 1907 the firm was known as James Duncan & Son, before then assuming the sole name of William Duncan for the next forty years. It was in this later phase that Turriff’s municipal buildings (1908) were designed and erected.In 1947 the practice was renamed W. L. Duncan & Munro, the latter being James Munro of Victoria Terrace, Turriff, who had probably worked for the practice from around 1930. Following William Liddell’s death in 1951, James Munro took over the practice until his retirement in 1975.
Corporate NameDuncan & Munro
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