Designs for buildings in an arcaded street

M329 Designs for buildings in an arcaded street

Date: 1915–16 ?
Client: Patrick Geddes?
Authorship: Authorship category 1 (Mackintosh) (Mackintosh)
1915
12–31 July: Summer Meeting held at King's College, London, co-organised by Patrick Geddes. 1 At the meeting Mackintosh is given temporary work by Geddes, which involves drawing unspecified plans and elevations. 2
5 August: Mackintosh writes to William Davidson that he has been attending Geddes's lectures and expects to stay with him until the end of the month. 3
1916
Geddes produces a planning report for Lucknow in which he recommends lining Victoria Street with arcaded buildings. 4

Notes:

1: Glasgow, Strathclyde University Archives: T-GED 3/12/18.

2: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: letter from Philip Mairet to Murray Grigor, 2 March 1967, GLAHA 52373.

3: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: letter from Mackintosh to William Davidson, 5 August 1915, GLAHA 52538, GLAHA 52536.

4: Volker M. Welter, 'Arcades for Lucknow: Patrick Geddes, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Reconstruction of the City', Architectural History, 42, 1999, pp. 316–32.