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On this day in Scottish history - Sir John James Burnet died

01 July 2012

On this day in Scottish history - Sir John James Burnet died

Scottish architect Sir John James Burnet died on 2 July 1938.

Scottish architect Sir John James Burnet died on 2 July 1938 at the age of 81. Burnet was responsible for a number of well-known public buildings, particularly in Glasgow, which include the Alhambra, the Glasgow Savings Bank, the Athenaeum and the Clyde Navigation Trust building.

He was knighted in 1914 for his work on the British Museum and afterwards, helped to found the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. He died in Colinton, near Edinburgh and is buried at Warriston Cemetery.

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