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Male, US, born 1846

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MacKay, Donald, Architect

Professional History

According to Jeffrey Karl Ochsner and Dennis Alan Andersen, MacKay came to Seattle, WA, on 04/18/1882, at the request of the Head of the Sisters of Providence religious order, Mother Joseph; she hoped to build religious, educational and health care facilities in the region; MacKay had come from Walla Walla, WA, where he had worked as a builder beginning in 06/1880. (See Jeffrey Karl Ochsner and Dennis Alan Andersen, Distant Corner, Seattle Architects and the Legacy of H.H. Richardson, [Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2003,] p. 30);


As Ochsner and Andersen point out, there were two Donald Mackays working in the Pacific Northwest in the 1880s; Donald McKay in Seattle, WA, was born in Scotland, came to Walla Walla, WA, in 06/1880, and then to Seattle in 1882 and Donald MacKay working in Portland, OR, as a building contractor. No clear death date for the MacKay of Seattle is currently known.

Associated Locations

  • Scotland UK (Architect's Birth)
    Scotland UK

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