Basic Site Details

Name: D M Brown's Department Store
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: This is within the Mackison building which dates from 1871 onwards (see under Commercial Street)

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Commercial StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Department Store/77-80, High StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 9June 1899  Major internal reconstruction, new shop front amalgamating adjoining shops, formation of new tea room, elevator
Item 2 of 9April 1902  Rear alterations to form 1st floor workroom
Item 3 of 9February 1905  Extensive alterations, expansion of store into rear building.
Item 4 of 9April 1905  Formation of arcade at corner and major alterations
Item 5 of 9May 1906  Further reconstruction of corner and arcade
Item 6 of 9June 1908  Further reconstruction of corner arcade with Cipoline marble columns
Item 7 of 9September 1910  Major reconstruction of front and rear buildings
Item 8 of 9July 1911  New balcony and elevator
Item 9 of 919351938 Final reconstruction of corner arcade with steel framed windows and art deco granite fascia. Cipoline marble columns and curved showcases retianed.


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 4William GauldieArchitectA18991911Major extensions and alterations
Item 2 of 4Gauldie & HardieArchitectural practiceA1908 or 19091911Major extensions and alterations - commenced by Gauldie prior to partnership
Item 3 of 4Gauldie Hardie & SharpeArchitectural practiceB19351938Major extensions and alterations
Item 4 of 4William GauldieArchitectB19351938Major extensions and alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Brown, D M 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Dundee Planning Department/NMRSDundee Approved Duplicate Plans (Originals in NMRS for dates 1867-1883; otherwise on microfilm) June 1899, April 1902, February & April 1905, May 1906, January 1908, September 1910, July 1911 & January 1938
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25247