A partnership formed by Mr James Reid, Mr John Stewart & Mr Alexander Duguid of West Melbourne.
The three-way partnership was highly instrumental in crafting a number of very high quality buildings in Melbourne between the late 1850’s until the mid 1870’s up until the partnership was dissolved.
Duguid, a Master Mason and native of Aberdeenshire Scotland, arrived in Melbourne onboard the vessel ‘Black Eagle’ along with his wife Helen and daughter Sarah Bell Duguid. Helen and Alexander had one other child born in Melbourne in 1855.
Mr. Alexander Duguid, son of George and Anne Duguid nee Phillips, who was the third member of the Melbourne partnership lived with his family in Miller Street West Melbourne.
The trio who had their operations based on the corner of Abbotsford & Elm streets in North Melbourne until 1872, had a very successful partnership during their lifetime in Melbourne.
Significant building works carried out by George Black are listed below.
The table below can be scrolled left to right if viewed on a mobile device.
|Building ID||Location||Architects||Owner||Suburb||Building State||Building Type||Builder||Build Date (YYYY MM DD)||Registration no|
|85135||Smith St near Birmingham Hotel||Bain, Alex||Fitzroy||VIC||Houses||Duguid, Alex – Victoria St Nth Melbourne||1856 09 8||632|
|74801||William Street near Cnr William & Lonsdale Sts||Airey, Robert||Melbourne||VIC||Factories||Reid, Stewart & Duguid – 10 Miller St||1868 09 23||2835|
|72152||Rosslyn Street||Watson,-||West Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Reid, Stewart & Duguid – 10 Miller St||1869 03 12||3086|
|74802||William Street||Towns, R & Co||Melbourne||VIC||Warehouses||Reid, Stewart & Duguid – Melbourne||1869 06 3||3275|
|77368||Ireland Street||MC. Grotty, –||West Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Taylor & Duguid – 13 Milller St, West Melb.||1870 11 26||4222|
|77001||Latrobe Street west||Cakebread – G||Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Taylor & Duguid – 13 Miller St West Melb||1871 02 23||4312|
|73741||Bourke & Spring Sts – White Hart Hotel||Leister, Charles||Melbourne||VIC||Hotels; alterations||Taylor & Duguid||1871 03 18||4342|
|77369||Ireland Street||Taylor, Thos||West Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Taylor & Duguid, Melbourne||1871 05 22||4412|
|71368||Franklin Street – west of Spencer St||McTonkin, J||West Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Taylor & Duguid||1871 07 28||4487|
|76124||Goldbourgh Place near (Flinders Lane?)||Ferguson, J||Melbourne||VIC||Warehouses||Taylor & Duguid – 12-13 Miller St West Melb.||1871 10 31||4618|
|71536||Queen & Flinders Streets||Jackson, J & RD||Melbourne||VIC||Warehouses||Taylor & Duguid – 12-13 Miller St West Melb||1872 05 14||4820|
|76141||Flinders Lane||Smith & Ferguson||Melbourne||VIC||Warehouses||Taylor & Duguid – 11 Miller St West Melb.||1874 11 17||6141|
|74510||Collins & William Streets||Mutual Provident Society||Melbourne||VIC||Office Buildings||Taylor & Duguid||1877 02 15||7081|
|76840||Little Collins Street west – McCracken’s Brewery||Elliott, W||McCracken’s Brewery||Melbourne||VIC||alterations||Taylor & Duguid – 12 Miller St West Melb||1879 03 21||7935|
|12998||Elizabeth St||Halligan, M B||Bain, Alex||NSW||Halls; Office Buildings||Duguid, Alex – Victoria St Nth Melbourne||1890 11 22||632|
Table source: https://www.mileslewis.net/australian-architectural/
Main source: Public Records Office of Victoria, Trove, BDM Victoria and the Melbourne edition of the Sands & McDougall directoy.