Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

50 PRINCES STREETLB39594

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
26/08/1977
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
Burgh
Perth
NGR
NO 11938 23253
Coordinates
311938, 723253

Description

Dated 1866. Diminuitive, 2-storey, 3-bay commercial building with Renaissance treatment. Painted ashlar to principal elevation; rubble elsewhere. 2-leaf timber door to ground, flanked by plate glass windows, all with basket-arches (covered by later fascia). Pilasters to outer ends with twin consoles and rounded pediment heads, linked by projecting cornice. Cill course at 1st floor; round-arched windows framed in pilastered architraves with moulded keystones. Further flanking pilasters. Projecting bracketed eaves cornice with balustraded parapet and pedimented central panel. Piended roof.

Distinctive margined glazing pattern to 1st floor round-arched windows. Grey slate. Concealed rainwater goods.

Statement of Special Interest

No 50 Princes Street is a well-detailed commercial building in the Renaissance style. Its decorative treatment provides a valuable contribution to Princes Street's eclectic mix of architectural styles and building dates and it is described as 'agreeably pretentious' in the Perth And Kinross volume of Buildings Of Scotland. The building operated as the business of CR Douglas & Son, decorators, glaziers and embossers, in 1906. The later timber fascia covers the moulded basket-arches of the ground floor openings and may also cover the carved roundel-panel risers at ground floor (as shown on the Museum Archives photograph of 1906, probably by renowned Perth photographer Magnus Jackson whose studio was located at No 62 Princes Street (see separate listing). The ground floor shopfront cornice has lost its dentil detailing. Perth is widely renowed for its wealth of quality shopfronts, reflecting the social and economic history of the city.

List description updated at resurvey (2009).

References

Bibliography

Perth and Kinross Museum Archives, photograph negative (1906). Nick Haynes, Perth & Kinross - An Illustrated Architectural Guide (2000), p25. John Gifford, The Buildings Of Scotland - Perth & Kinross (2007), p629 Dictionary of Scottish Architects, www.scottisharchitects.org.uk (accessed 15.01.09).

About Listed Buildings

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