The Making of a Victorian Clerk of Works: William Conradi and the Rebuilding of Glasgow University, 1866-1872

Sam McKinstry, Yingyong Ding

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Abstract

The paper which follows gives an account of the work of William Conradi, who was clerk of works to the rebuilding of Glasgow University from 1866-c1872 under the celebrated architect, George Gilbert Scott. It commences with a short prehistory of the project, then outlines Conradi’s chequered experience in supervising it, detailing the various difficulties which he faced and how these were overcome. The paper concludes with a short comparison between Conradi and several other contemporary clerks of works who have left some evidence of their life and work.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)4-27
Number of pages23
JournalScottish Business and Industrial History: the journal of the Business Archives Council of Scotland
Volume30
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

Keywords

  • Construction History
  • architectural history

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