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A formal Jubilee dinner at the Palace Hotel was hosted by Inverness & District Building Trades Federation to mark his half centenary in practice in March 1904, the event being marked by the presentation of a gold watch and silver candelabra.
Macbeth was admitted FRIBA on 11 June 1906, his proposers being Mackenzie, John Keppie and Ross: this was, however preparatory to the partnership being dissolved at the end of the following year as Ross wanted to take his son John Alistair Ross (born 1882) into partnership, the firm name changing to Alexander Ross & Son.
Architectural historian Maurice Craig's book on middle-sized Irish houses makes an important contribution to Irish heritage, writes Eileen Battersby It looks a fine residence, situated on a slight rise.
The foreground consists of a gently-sloping meadow.
Essentially, however, the emphasis is on design and defining features such as bows and round ends, materials, roofs, stacks, vaulting, basements, wings, door cases, the cornice.
The fascinating thing about this most practical book is that it testifies to a house as a statement and also emphasises that always strangely evocative occurrence - the death of a house.
His nomination papers state that by this time he had 'spent a good deal of time in travelling & study, visiting Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Palestine & c.'.This year marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of one of his several contributions to Irish heritage, Classic Irish Houses of the Middle Size.Initially published by the Architectural Press in London, the US edition appeared the following year.Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice.
The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.It has been out of print for the past 15 years and this new edition is its first Irish publication.