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Elevated view of corner at Princes Street and South St Andrew Street.

SC 466075

Description Elevated view of corner at Princes Street and South St Andrew Street.

Date c. 1950

Collection George Hay

Catalogue Number SC 466075

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 42014

Scope and Content Jenners department store, No 47-52 Princes Street, Edinburgh Jenners, on the corner of St David Street, was designed by Sir William Hamilton Beattie in 1893-5. This enormous pink stone building with Renaissance undertones, was, at the time of opening, one of the biggest department stores in Britain. The six-storeyed building has stonework with interesting detail; paired figures (caryatids) on the first floor, carved figures on the attic floor, and lots of strapwork. The corner was copied from the Bodleian Library at Oxford. As the previous shop, converted from the original Georgian houses on the site, burned down in 1892, much was made of the building's fire-proof structure, with iron columns and steel beams carrying 'Stuart's Granolithic ' fireproof flooring. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 95) George Hay

Group Level (551 95/3) Photographs by George Hay accession 1991/27

>> Item Level (SC 466075) Elevated view of corner at Princes Street and South St Andrew Street.

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