Dunlop, A. F. (Alexander Francis), 1842-1923

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Dunlop, A. F. (Alexander Francis), 1842-1923

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Alexander Francis Dunlop (1842-1923) was a native of Montreal. He studied architecture in Montreal and New York, apprenticing with the Montreal architects George and John James Brown. From 1871 until 1874 Dunlop worked in Detroit, returning to Montreal to set up a practice in 1874. His most important public commission was the design of St. James Methodist Church in 1886. Dunlop had an extensive practice and he designed a number of houses, hotels, schools and factories in Montreal. Among the students who worked for his office were Edward Maxwell (1867-1923) and Robert Findlay (18591951). Dunlop was one of the original members of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1880. He was a member of the organizing committee of the Province of Quebec Association of Architects and a founding member and first president of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada from 1907 to 1910. The A.F. Dunlop Scholarships in the McGill School of Architecture were set up in his memory.

Alexander Francis Dunlop (1842-1923) est né à Montréal. Il a étudié l'architecture à Montréal et à New York et a été apprenti chez les architectes montréalais George et John James Brown. De 1871 à 1874, Dunlop a travaillé à Détroit, puis il est revenu à Montréal pour ouvrir son propre cabinet en 1874. Sa commande publique la plus importante est l'église méthodiste St. James réalisée en 1886. Dunlop avait une clientèle nombreuse et a dessiné un grand nombre de maisons, d'hôtels, d'écoles et d'usines à Montréal. Au nombre des étudiants qui ont travaillé à son cabinet, signalons Edward Maxwell (1867-1923) et Robert Findlay (1859-1951). Dunlop a été l'un des premiers membres de l'Académie royale du Canada en 1889; il a été membre du comité organisateur de l'Association des architectes de la province de Québec et l'un de ses membres fondateurs ainsi que le premier président de l'Institut royal d'architecture du Canada, de 1907 à 1910. Les Bourses A.F. Dunlop de l'École d'architecture de l'Université McGill furent créées à sa mémoire.


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