McKenzie, Alexander A., 1865-1904

McKenzie, Alexander A., 1865-1904



Alexander A. McKenzie was born on January 20, 1865 in Burke, New York. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1891. In his Junior year he left college to work on the proposed Nicaragua canal as a rodman. He was soon given greater responsibilities and stayed with the project until Spring 1893, when he returned to Hanover and assisted in the construction of the dam for the Hanover Water Works Co., and after that was associated with the Hasting Pavement Co. until late in 1894. At that time he returned to College and the request of President William Jewett Tucker as Inspector of Buildings, a position he held until 1898, when he was promoted to Superintendent of Buildings. It was under McKenzie's supervision that the steam heating system was installed at the College, as well as the extension of electric lighting to all College buildings. McKenzie died in 1904.

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Alexander A. McKenzie papers

Identifier: MS-898
Date(s): 1890 to 1915

Alexander A. McKenzie (1865-1904), engineer and Superintendent of Buildings at Dartmouth College. Dartmouth College Class of 1891. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and engineering drawings documenting his engineering work in Nicaragua and at Dartmouth College.