A. B. McDonald

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Alexander Beith McDonald (12 August 1847 - 31 October 1915) was a Scottish architect.

Early life[edit]

McDonald studied engineering, natural philosophy and mathematics at Glasgow University.[1]


McDonald worked for the City of Glasgow for many years. He was appointed City Engineer in 1890, then City Surveyor in 1891. McDonald retired from the Office of Works in 1914.[1]

He was responsible for the layout of Bellahouston Park in 1896.[2]

He was the architect for Govanhill Baths, which opened after his death in 1917.


McDonald died on 31 October 1915 at his home in 29 Kersland Street, Glasgow of a cerebral haemorrhage resulting from a head injury sustained in a fall from a Sauchiehall Street tramcar.[1] He was buried in the Western Necropolis.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Alexander Beith McDonald". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 1 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Bellahouston Park". DSA. Retrieved 1 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)