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Aberdeen

01 April 2014

1899 – Drapery Warehouse, 231 George Street, Aberdeen

Architect: Brown & Watt Originally constructed for a local drapery firm, long out of business. Not as suggested on a wide open space but on a junction of two streets, one of which...

07 March 2014

1899 – Central Bakery, Aberdeen

Architect: Brown & Watt “This building occupies a site on the west side of George-street, and extends westwards to a narrow lane, which separates it from the grounds of Gordon’s College . The...

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,...

26 January 2012

1857 – Oldmill Reformatory School for Boys, Aberdeen, Scotland

Architect: James Matthews Oldmill was an Aberdeen reformatory set up in 1857 and occupied by about 150 boys. Closed in 1898. A reformatory was something like a school and a prison for boys....

26 January 2012

1802 – West Prison, Aberdeen, Scotland

Architect: Aberdeen’s Bridewell opened 1802 and was demolished around 1868. An impressive stone gateway to the Bridewell prison stood until 1883 when it was demolished.

23 January 2012

1897 – Municipal Lodging House for Men, Aberdeen, Scotland

Architect: Marshall & Dick Perspective view & plans published in The Building News, April 9th 1897. Marshall formed a partnership with Robert Burns Dick in 1895 and the year after they won the...

15 January 2010

1883 – Art Gallery, Museum & School of Art, Aberdeen

Architect: Matthews & Mackenzie Aberdeen’s handsome granite Art Gallery, designed by Alexander Marshall Mackenzie of Matthews & Mackenzie, was opened in 1885. The displays combined industrial exhibitions with exhibitions of art, greatly enhanced...

11 October 2009

1883 – New Harbour Offices & Warehouses, Aberdeen, Scotland

Architect: Matthews & Mackenzie Perspective view as published in The Building News, December 14th 1883.

16 June 2009

1906 – His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

Architect: Frank Matcham His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, is the largest theatre in north-east Scotland seating over 1400. The theatre is situated on Rosemount Viaduct, opposite the City’s Union Terrace Gardens. It was designed...

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