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Architecture of Edinburgh

02 September 2009

1902 – Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

Architect: William Hamilton Beattie Sumptuous railway hotel built at one end of Princes Street as the North British Hotel. At the other end of the street, a rival railway company built another hotel,...

20 March 2012

1903 – North British & Mercantile, Princes St., Edinburgh

Architect: Peddie & Washington Browne Magnificent Italian palazzo for an insurance company on Edinburgh’s Prince’s Street. With its strong ground floor rustication, and magnifent first floor window surrounds, this was a fantastic exercise...

09 June 2009

1905 – Civil Service Supply Assoc., George St., Edinburgh

Architect: John James Burnet Perspective view including ground plan as published in The Building News, October 20th 1905. The Civil Service Supply Association, Limited was formed for the purpose of supplying members of...

29 January 2014

1905 – Unbuilt Design for County Buildings, Edinburgh

Architect: J.N. Scott & A. Lorne Campbell Premiated entry in architecture competition for new County Administrative Building. The selected design by James Macintyre Henry, only placed fourth in the competition and was completed...

02 September 2009

1907 – Burtons Department Store, Edinburgh

Architect: Sir John James Burnet Scotland’s first steel framed building, this is a fine corner building originally built as a department store for Burtons. It is still in use as commercial premises but...

19 January 2014

1907 – Lothian Chambers, Edinburgh, Scotland

Architect: James Macintyre Henry Lothian Chambers, formerly the Midlothian County Buildings, at the corner of George IV Bridge and the Royal Mile. Although only placed fourth in the competition to design the new...

09 June 2009

1910 – The Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Architect: James Stockdale Harrison

02 September 2009

1956 – National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Architect: Reginald Fairlie Located on George IV Bridge in Edinburgh is the main building of the National Library of Scotland, Scotland’s only copyright deposit library. A pre-war design, the foundations were laid and...

06 May 2014

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 –...


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