A and W Reid, 1868-70. Italian Renaissance. 2 storeys, 3-bay
entrance to N, 6-bay elevation to Tolbooth Street. Finely
stugged ashlar with polished ashlar dressings, rubble flanks
to S and E. Vitruvian scroll between ground and 1st floors,
rosettes in frieze, cornice, die parapet with terminal
finials to both facades.
N FACADE: shallow advanced centre bay with paved Roman Doric
columned portico; pilastered and shafted round-arched
tripartite above, with broad outer pilaster strips supporting
frieze inscribed "Falconer Museum" and pediment enclosing
portrait bust and crowning anthemion. Outer bays with round-
arched pilastered windows in each floor, shell decoration and portrait-mask keystone at ground, 1st floor windows recessed
W ELEVATION: similar details, 2 centre bays advanced with
panelled parapet; all 1st floor windows bipartite. Piended
Statement of Special Interest
The Museum was founded by bequests by Alexander Falconer in
1856, and by his brother, Dr Hugh Falconer. W facade
commemorate's (left to right) Hugh Miller, Sir Walter Scott,
Sir Davie Brewster, Edmund Forbes, Dr John Malcolmson and
Former Item 133 (1983 Revised List)
INVERNESS ADVERTISER, Sept 18, 1868. Advertisement for
tenders. Groome, ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND, iii, (1883)
p.48 J and W Watson, MORAYSHIRE DESCRIBED (1868), p.257.
Plans with Elgin Library, Forres, DAW P2141.
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