1960 – Goldberg’s Department Store, Tollcross, Edinburgh

Architect: J. & F. Johnston & Partners


Goldberg’s Department Store opened in 1960 at High Riggs in Tollcross and wasintended to be the focal point in a new road system for Tollcros – part of the unrealised inner ring road. An imposing five floor building, with an entrance facade of marble and glass flanked by copper sculptures. The store boasted a convenient onsite carpark, a in-store creche, “Italian” roof garden with views of the Castle, and a restaurant. One of the dominant retail destinations throughout the 60’s and 70’s but competition from elsewhere in Edinburgh, made trading conditions difficult throughout the 1980’s. Goldberg’s closed in 1990, The building was demolished in 1996.

Latest News

September 26, 2016: ‘Sustaining the Industrial Heritage” – Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture
September 22, 2016: Open House Cork looking for volunteers
September 21, 2016: ‘Building Ireland’ return to RTE, September 30

Email Newsletter

Signup to receive email updates of new additions to Archiseek.com