Addition to Albyn Lodge, Bridge of Allan

M261 Addition to Albyn Lodge, Bridge of Allan

Address: Chalton Road, Bridge of Allan
Date: 1906
Client: William York MacGregor
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)

Chalton Road is a street of large, mid 19th-century villas in spacious grounds overlooking the spa town of Bridge of Allan. The names of some of the houses appear to have changed over the years, and it has not been possible to identify which was Albyn Lodge, and whether it survives. It was the home of William York MacGregor (1855–1923), one of the group of French-influenced realist painters known as the 'Glasgow Boys'. No drawings for this project survive, but the job-book entry suggests it was a modest addition, including a greenhouse.

Authorship: This is one of over 270 jobs carried out in the office of John Honeyman & Keppie (Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh from 1901) during Mackintosh's time there. Mackintosh undoubtedly worked on many of these, but there is no specific evidence for his involvement in this case.

Cost from office job book: £326 13s 7d