Family Historical Sites
Below is a list of places where our ancestors have lived, worshiped, celebrated or worked. Up until recently, all homes in Scotland were named and the postman delivered to Airdale House or Stobohill Cottage.
Alltaehanaich Cottage, Morvern Peninsula, Argyll, Scotland. Janet Montgomery grew up in this little cottage in the Glen Geal Valley near Lachaline.
- Balnabeen Cottage, Alness, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Alexander Munro’s family lived in this little cottage for generations.
Claggen School, Lochaline, Morvern Peninsula, Argyll, Scotland. Where Janet Montgomery attended school.
- Foulis Castle, Dingwall, Inverness Shire, Scotland has been the seat of Clan Munro for eight hundred years. Please learn more about our castle at – http://clanmunro.org.uk/castle.htm.
- Kiel Church (Church of Scotland), Lochaline, Morvern Peninsula, Argyll, Scotland. Where Janet Munro and her family worshipped.
- Mirron Hill Cottage, Hutton, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
- Pealaig Cottage, Fyrish Farm, Dingwall, Scotland. Alexander Munro was born here.
- Stobohill Cottage, Hutton, Dumfries-shire, Scotland.
- Righead Cottage, Hutton, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
- Family Home at Crystal Springs, Bainbridge Island, Washington
- Munro Family Store, later George Munro’s Home at Crystal Springs, Bainbridge Island, Washington
Salen Hotel, near Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Scotland. John Montgomery and Mary MacCallum were married here in 1848. Please visit http://www.salenhotelmull.co.uk/ for more information.
- Stone Wells, fireplaces, chimneys, foundations and cut granite steps on the Family property, Crystal Springs, Bainbridge Island, Washington
Below is a list of some of the Job Sites or Stone Mason Jobs worked by Alexander Munro over his lifetime:
- Bailey Building, Seattle, Washington
- Beaufort Castle, Lord Lovat’s Estate, Beauly, Scotland. Alexander Munro served his apprenticeship here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaufort_Castle,_Scotland
- Camp Muir (small dry-laid stone structure funded by the Mountaineers), Mount Rainier, Washington
- Canada House, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
- Denny Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
- Parrington Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
- Dry-Dock Number 2 at the Bremerton Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington
- Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
- Fireplaces at Paradise Lodge, Mount Rainier, Washington
- Government Buildings, Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
- Haines Indian Mission, Haines, Alaska
- Henry Schupp home, Garden Street, Belingham, Washington (“Special attention is being given to the construction of the veranda, which is built in a semi-circle, with massive [Chuckanut] stone walls following the contours of the frame and each point marked by a heavy column to support the second story balcony.” – Bellingham Herald, March 13, 1909)
- Neighborhood Homes, Olympia, Washington
- New Dunsmuir Castle, Hatley Park, British Columbia, Canada (Now Royal Roads University. This is a Must See if you’re visiting Vancouver Island. Absolutely beautiful.) http://www.hatleycastle.com/
- Old Main Building, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington – http://www.cob.org/services/neighborhoods/historic/tour/025.aspx
- Parliament Buildings, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
- Seattle Public Library (first large Seattle Public Library)
Alexander Munro helped construct this Carnegie funded library in 1906. The sandstone structure was damaged in the 1949 earthquake, and the wrecker’s ball finished it off in 1959.
- Stone Pillars, Second & Marion Building (in front of what is now the Metropolitan Grill), Seattle, Washington (one of his last jobs and a crowning achievement)
- Thornwood Castle, American Lake, Washington – http://www.thornewoodcastle.com
- Washington Legislative Building, Olympia, Washington (one of his last jobs and a crowning achievement)
- Western State Hospital, Steilacoom, Washington