Basic Site Details

Name: Commercial Bank, Aberdeen
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
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Notes: This bank was built in 1929 to replace the Sydney Mitchell & Wilson bank at the same address, which was demolished as part of a road-widening scheme.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Bank of ScotlandYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 178-80, Union StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11929   

People

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 3Harbourne MaclennanArchitectA1929  
Item 2 of 3Jenkins & MarrArchitectural practiceA1929  
Item 3 of 3William Alexander DavidsonArchitectA1929 RIBA obituary records this as one of Davidson's principal works

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Press 
Item 2 of 4Brogden, W A1986Aberdeen: an illustrated architectural guide Edinburgh: RIAS and Scottish Academic Pressp93
Item 3 of 4Morgan, Diane2008The Granite Mile: the story of Aberdeen's Union Street Black & White Publishing, Edinburgh (in collaboration with Evening Express, Aberdeen)frontispiece & pp 65-6
Item 4 of 4Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp90,151

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalFebruary 1952 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp150 Obituary of Davidson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register20553