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View from south. Photographic copy of an engraving.

SC 336980

Description View from south. Photographic copy of an engraving.

Catalogue Number SC 336980

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 48601

Scope and Content Edinburgh City Chambers (formerly 'Royal Exchange'), City of Edinburgh Built as the Royal Exchange, Edinburgh City Chambers began as a complex of shops, printers, flats, coffee-houses and offices. The council kept ownership of only the north block which became the City Chambers after the old tolbooth was demolished in 1810. John Adam beat the Gentlemen of Mary's Chapel in the competition to provide the plans. However, the Gentlemen, three wrights led by the architect John Fergus, won the contract to carry out the work itself. Fergus altered Adam's plan, and added an arcade closing off the courtyard. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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