Basic Site Details

Name: Dundee Courier and Dundee Advertiser Offices
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Small has illustrations as existing post 1872 and prior to 1899 - p34

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Office  
Item 2 of 2Printing works  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 17-25, Bank StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1018 October 1859 OpenedOriginal building
Item 2 of 101861 or 1864 AdditionExtensive enlargement. Small gives date of western extension as 1861.
Item 3 of 101870  Enlargement including new upper works - 2nd floor addition over whole building
Item 4 of 1018721874Addition2nd western extension of 4 storeys
Item 5 of 101877  Proposed completion by addition of tower
Item 6 of 101879  Alterations
Item 7 of 1018821883 Extension to west end
Item 8 of 1018891890AdditionEnlargement and tunnel under Bank Street
Item 9 of 101899 AdditionOriginal 3 storey and basement blocks of 1859 and 1861 raised to 4 storeys to match western extension of 1872.
Item 10 of 10After 1959Before 1974Alterations and additions 

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 21Charles EdwardArchitectA1859 Original building
Item 2 of 21Charles Ower (senior)Architect, EngineerB1861 or 1864 Extensive enlargement - Western extension.
Item 3 of 21Charles Ower (senior)Architect, EngineerC1870 New upper works - 2nd floor addition over whole building
Item 4 of 21C & L OwerArchitectural practiceD187218742nd western extension of 4 storeys
Item 5 of 21Charles Ower (junior)ArchitectD187218742nd western extension of 4 storeys
Item 6 of 21Leslie OwerArchitectD187218742nd western extension of 4 storeys
Item 7 of 21C & L OwerArchitectural practiceH1877 Proposed completion by addition of tower
Item 8 of 21Charles Ower (junior)ArchitectH1877 Proposed completion by addition of tower
Item 9 of 21Leslie OwerArchitectH1877 Proposed completion by addition of tower
Item 10 of 21C & L OwerArchitectural practiceE1879 Alterations
Item 11 of 21Charles Ower (junior)ArchitectE1879 Alterations
Item 12 of 21Leslie OwerArchitectE1879 Alterations
Item 13 of 21C & L OwerArchitectural practiceF18821884Extension to west end
Item 14 of 21Charles Ower (junior)ArchitectF18821884Extension to west end
Item 15 of 21Leslie OwerArchitectF18821884Extension to west end
Item 16 of 21C & L OwerArchitectural practiceG18891890Further enlargement - cost c. 3,300 - and tunnel under Bank Street.
Item 17 of 21Charles Ower (junior)ArchitectG18891890 Further enlargement - cost c. 3,300 - and tunnel under Bank Street.
Item 18 of 21Leslie OwerArchitectG18891890Further enlargement - cost c. 3,300 - and tunnel under Bank Street.
Item 19 of 21Graham HughesArchitectS1954Before 1979Alterations and additions?
Item 20 of 21Sydney ZimmermannArchitectSAfter 1959Before 1974Alterations and additions?
Item 21 of 21Thomas Lindsay GrayArchitectSAfter 1959Before 1974Additions?

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Leng, John, SirOriginal building and extensions

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep122
Item 2 of 6Kidd, William1900Guide to DundeeThird editionDundee, 1900pp44-45
Item 3 of 6McKean, Charles and Walker, David1993Dundee: An Illustrated Architectural GuideRevised EditionEdinburgh: RIASp22
Item 4 of 6RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 5 of 6RSA1877   806
Item 6 of 6Small, Gordon2009The Lengs: Dundee's other Publishing Dynasty Dundee: tay Valley History Society (ref no D78)pp12, 35

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architect1 December 1883  1883 enlargement

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Dundee Planning Department/NMRSDundee Approved Duplicate Plans (Originals in NMRS for dates 1867-1883; otherwise on microfilm)  
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register249547-25 (Odd Nos) Bank Street
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection AND/168/1-3 (1882-1883 extension); AND/444/2 (1879 alts); AND/512/1-2; AND/703/1-2 (1870 work)
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Leslie Ower: F v10 p51, microfiche 108/A5