Basic Site Details

Name: The Monument
Town, district or village: Perth
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Original name of the building when it was the premises of the Literary and Antiquarian Society and the public library.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Perth Art Gallery and MuseumYes 
Item 2 of 2Perth Art Gallery and Natural History Museum, incorporationg Marshall's Monument  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Museum  
Item 2 of 2Library  

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31822 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31854 ReconstructionRemoidelling as Perth Art Gallery.
Item 3 of 319291935 Art Gallery and Museum addition to south


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 4David MorisonArchitectB1822  
Item 2 of 4Donald Alexander StewartArchitectA19291935Art Gallery and Museum addition to south
Item 3 of 4Robert Matthew MitchellArchitectA19291935Art Gallery and Museum addition to south
Item 4 of 4Smart, Stewart & MitchellArchitectural practiceA19291935Art Gallery and Museum addition to south


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp605
Item 3 of 3Peacock, D1849Perth  p505

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder6 March 1931CXL  
Item 2 of 2RIBA JournalJanuary 1950v57London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp120 - obituary of Robert Matthew Mitchell

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39317 
Item 2 of 3Perth Art Gallery and MuseumPerth Art gallery and Museum Drawings original drawings
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert Matthew Mitchell: F no2934 (box 14)