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Scots and Scots Descendant in America
Part V - Biographies
William Bryce Mundie


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.


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