Technical College Craftsmen’s Society Meeting, March 1903

On page eight of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 9th of March, 1903, the paper reported:


“TECHNICAL COLLEGE CRAFTSMEN’S SOCIETY. – At the usual meeting of this society held on Friday night – Mr C Ernest Monro, architect, in the chair – Mr James Lochhead, ARIBA., gave a lecture on ‘Belgium Commerce and Architecture.’ The lecture, which was illustrated by about 100 lantern slides, was descriptive of a tour through Antwerp, Brussels, Courtray [Courtrai], Tournay [Tournai], Louvain, Bruges, and Ypres, most of the slides being from photographs taken by a member of the party. The remainder were from sketches taken by the lecturer, and the whole was of the highest architectural interest. On Saturday afternoon the members visited the Central Stores building, Argyle Street, where Mr Currie, the clerk of works, kindly conducted them through the new hotel, explaining the methods and materials of construction.”


For more information about the architects, Charles Ernest Monro (1874-1945) and James Lochhead (1870-1942), please see the online Dictionary of Scottish Architects at: