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Architecture of Scotland

16 April 2013

1868 – Design for new Townhall, Aberdeen

Architect: Peddie & Kinnear From The Building News, March 27, 1868: “WE give this week an illustration of the new townhall about to be erected in Aberdeen, at a cost, including the site,...

16 March 2013

1868 – Grecian Chambers, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Architect: A. & G. Thomson A three storey building, designed by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson,, constructed as commercial premises with shop space on the ground floor front. The facade was restored in the late...

20 December 2012

1855 – Royal Faculty of Procurators’ Hall, Glasgow

Architect: Charles Wilson The Royal Faculty of Procurators is a body which was incorporated prior to 1668 and continues to serve the needs of the legal profession in Glasgow and West Central Scotland....

07 November 2012

1826 – Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland

Architect: William Henry Playfair Originally constructed between 1824-26, the Royal Institution (as it was until 1911) was extended in the 1830s to create the building we see today. The Egyptian sphinxes on the...

03 November 2012

1875 – Baptist Chapel, Bath St., Glasgow

Architect: Thomas Lennox Watson Classical fa├žade with Corinthian columns supporting the pediment. Stained glass by W & J J Keir. Award-winning redevelopment in 1995 by Gillespies saw the founding of ‘Adelaide’s’ and the...

03 November 2012

1877 – St. Andrew’s Halls, Glasgow, Scotland

Architect: James Sellars With its massive and striking classical facade, with four large sculptured groups by artist John Mossman, St. Andrew’s Hall was funded by a private company to meet the demand for...

03 November 2012

1888 – International Exhibition of Science, Art and Industry, Glasgow

Architect: James Sellars The International Exhibition of Science, Art and Industry was the first of four international exhibitions held in Glasgow during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The buildings for the...

20 October 2012

1882 – New Municipal Buildings, Inverness, Scotland

Architect: William Lawrie Built in a Flemish-Baronial style, and still in use today as the Town House. Constructed to the design of local architect William Lawrie as a larger version of Sir George...

10 October 2012

1878 – Design for new Post Office, George Sq., Glasgow, Scotland

Architect: Robert Matheson After sitting empty for many years, there are plans to develop as modern office accommodation. At one stage, it was propsed to convert the massive renaissance style building into an...