John Rhind, 1864; refronted and alterations, William
Mackintosh, 1872-3. Italianate, ashlar, 3 storeys and attic. Asymmetrical but balanced front to Academy Street. 4 bays
with 3rd bay slightly advanced, columned entrance, ground
floor windows chamfered and shouldered arched; at 1st
floor, windows 1 and 2 corniced, window 3 tripartite with
consoled segmental pediment, window 4 bipartite with
consoled cornice; at 2nd floor, windows 1 and 2 architraved,
window 3 round-arched tripartite, window 4 bipartite and
corniced. Advanced bay finished with French pavilion roof
and segmental pedimented wallhead dormer with balustrade and
flanked by chimney-stacks; 2 canted dormers. Canted south
east corner. Union Street front 7 bays, engaged columns with
foliated capitals at ground floor windows; at 1st floor,
windows corniced and north-east window tripartite with
consoled segmental pediment; 2nd floor windows architraved,
north-east window tripartite. 3 dormers; slated roof.
Additions and alterations, Ross and Macbeth, 1903-04.
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Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.
We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.
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