Matthews & Lawrie, 1873-75. Italianate, Elgin freestone
ashlar. 3 storeys, 9-bay front to Academy Street with centre
3 bays slightly recessed; at ground floor 3 shopfronts each
tripartite, pilastered with shallow segmental architraves to
heads of lights; outer windows at wings have balustered
aprons and consoled cornices, cornices of centre windows
of wings having triangular pediments and acroteria; 2nd
floor windows at wings architraved; centre of front 1 storey
in height of 2 at 1st and 2nd floor levels, 3 round-headed
Corinthian columned and pilastered windows, their arched
heads filled with richly cut shellwork (by Goodwillie, Elgin)
and, above, incised work; Corinthian angle pilasters.
To Station Square, near symmetrical front with advanced
centre with Corinthian angle pilasters and pediment; Roman
Doric columned portico with pediment and carved tympanum
framing pilastered, architraved and keyblocked shallow
segmental arched doorpiece at ground floor; tripartite
Roman Doric columned and pilastered window with segmental
pediment at 1st floor; 2 architraved windows at 2nd floor.
West wing 3 bays, east wing 2 bays of shallow segmental
arched windows with console keystones and architraves in
pilastrade at ground; windows with balustered aprons and
consoled cornices, centre window of west wing having
segmental pediment, at 1st floor; architraved windows at
2nd floor. Bracketted cornice. Some lavish interior work.
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