Basic Site Details

Name: Dowell's Rooms
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Design exhibited at Edinburgh International Exhibition 1886.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 118 and 20, George Street  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1COMMERCIAL  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 118 and 20, George StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31879 Journal reference 
Item 2 of 31924  Alterations
Item 3 of 31978 Restoration 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 6George Beattie & SonArchitectural practiceA1879  
Item 2 of 6William Hamilton BeattieArchitectA1879  
Item 3 of 6(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect c. 1924 Alterations
Item 4 of 6Alan Stewart ClydeArchitectB1978 Restoration. Job architect.
Item 5 of 6Henry ('Harry') McFarlane BunchArchitectB1978 Restoration. Partner in charge.
Item 6 of 6Robert Hurd & Partners (or R A Hurd & Partners)Architectural practiceB1978 Restoration


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Dowell's Auctioneers 
Item 2 of 2Miller Developments1978 Restoration and conversion


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p55
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp301

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2British Architect19 December 1879   
Item 2 of 2Builder18 October 1879XXXVII  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28863 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR E/25