Alexander Francis Dunlop

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Alexander Francis Dunlop
Born 1842
Montreal, Quebec.
Died 1923
Nationality Canadian
Practice George Browne and John James Browne.
Buildings Saint James United Church

Alexander Francis Dunlop, (born 1842 - died 1923) was a Canadian architect from Montreal, Quebec.


Alexander Francis Dunlop worked as an apprentice to Montreal architects George Browne and John James Browne. From 1871 to 1874 he lived and worked in Detroit, Michigan. He opened his own architectural firm in Montreal in 1874. The firm operated until his death in 1923. He became the president of the Association of Architects of the Province of Quebec in 1890 and in 1907 became the first president of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.[1]

The career of Dunlop took off following the realization of the Saint James United Church on Saint Catherine Street in Montreal, which took place from 1887 to 1889. He designed major alterations to the East Wing of McGill College (now called the Arts Building, McGill University) for Prof. Bovey and the Science Dept., 1888. [2] Afterward he designed numerous prestigious commercial buildings and residences in the Golden Square Mile. He designed the first Montreal Star Building.

Various promising Montreal architects learned their trade working with Dunlop, including Edward Maxwell, Robert Findlay, David R. Brown and Georges-Alphonse Monette.

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  1. ^ "Members since 1880". Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Alexander Francis Dunlop