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View of Rothesay Pavilion, Argyle Street, Rothesay, Bute, from NNE

DP 101596

Description View of Rothesay Pavilion, Argyle Street, Rothesay, Bute, from NNE

Date 28/6/2011

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number DP 101596

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Rothesay continued to expand along the shoreline during the 19th and early 20th century. Restricted by the rocky hill and Skeoch Wood to the north/north-west, this area takes a linear form running along the shoreline, with only the main road and the Bathing Place occupying the the narrowest strip of flat land. Rothesay was still a popular tourist destination well into the 20th century, as seen by the continuing expansion during the early 1900s. One of the main entertainment venues of 20th-century Rothesay was the Pavilion, built in 1938 to designs by father and son architects’ practice James and James Andrew Carrick, who won a Scotland-only competition. The Pavilion is a renowned example of the Modern ‘Internationalist’ style. Built in ashlar-style artificial stone, this flat-roofed building has a fully-glazed bowed southern wing and extensive lying-pane glazing across the front of the building to take advantage of the views across the bay. The significance of the building in terms of its design and its relatively intact condition is demonstrated in its Category A listing status. The building was erected to provide space for dances and other events for visitors and residents alike during the 20th century, and is currently (2010) the subject of a proposed refurbishment scheme to bring it back to its former glory, both architecturally and functionally.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1239845

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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