WILLIAM BRYCE MUNDIE was born in
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, April 30, 1863, his parents both being born in
Scotland. He was educated in the Hamilton Collegiate Institute, and having
decided to follow the footsteps of his father and grandfather and become
an architect, he served a four-years’ apprenticeship in an architect ‘s
office in his native city.
Mr. Mundie arrived in Chicago,
Illinois, in 1884, entering the office of W. L. B. Jenney. In February,
1891, he was admitted to partnership, and the firm was known as Jenney &
Mundie; on the death of Mr. Jenney in 1906, the firm name became Mundie &
Jensen, Mr. Mundie being the senior partner. His firm has designed and
superintended the erection of
rnany notable buildings in the thirty years he has resided in Chicago. The
Scots of Illinois are indebted to Mr. Mundie for his valuable services in
designing and superintending the building of the Illinois St. Andrew
Society’s Scottish Old People’s Home, at Riverside, Illinois.
Mr. Mundie is a life member of the
Union League Club; Vice-President and a life member of the Illinois St.
Andrew Society; a member of the Canadian Club, the Cliff Dwellers
Association, Chicago Architectural Club, Chicago Builders’ Club, and
Chicago Yacht Club. He is independent in politics and is affiliated with
the Episcopal Church. His residence is 733 Gordon Terrace, Chicago.
Mr. Mundie married, in 1892, Bessie
Russell Jenney. They have three daughters: Elizabeth, Margaret and Jean.