Robert Rowand Anderson biography

Robert Rowand Anderson

Architect

1834 – 1921

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Who was Robert Rowand Anderson?

Sir Robert Rowand Anderson FRSE RSA was a Scottish Victorian architect. Anderson trained in the office of George Gilbert Scott in London before setting up his own practice in Edinburgh in 1860. During the 1860s his main work was small churches in the 'First Pointed' style that is characteristic of Scott's former assistants. By 1880 his practice was designing some of the most prestigious public and private buildings in Scotland.

His works include the Scottish National Portrait Gallery; the Dome of Old College, Medical Faculty and McEwan Hall, Edinburgh University; the Central Hotel at Glasgow Central station, the Catholic Apostolic Church in Edinburgh and Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute for the 3rd Marquess of Bute.

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Born
Apr 5, 1834
Forres
Ethnicity
  • Scottish people
Profession
Education
  • George Watson's College
Lived in
  • Edinburgh
Died
Jun 1, 1921
Edinburgh

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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