Basic Site Details

Name: Veitch's Hotel, 120-124 George Street
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2 Yes 
Item 2 of 2Tontine Hotel  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2120-124, George StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2118-124, George Street Address of building when under restoration in 1985

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 317911792Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31880  Reconstruction as shops and offices
Item 3 of 31985 Restoration 

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 6James NisbetBuilderF17911792It seems very likely that he was responsible for the design of the original building. His house and office were at 124 George Street 'next door to the Assembly Rooms'.
Item 2 of 6Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectA1880 Reconstruction as shops and offices
Item 3 of 6John More Dick PeddieArchitectA1880 Reconstruction as shops and offices
Item 4 of 6Kinnear & PeddieArchitectural practiceA1880 Reconstruction as shops and offices
Item 5 of 6Henry ('Harry') McFarlane BunchArchitectB1985 Restoration. Partner in charge.
Item 6 of 6Robert Hurd & Partners (or R A Hurd & Partners)Architectural practiceB1985 Restoration

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3London & Metropolitan Estates LtdClient in 1985
Item 2 of 3Menzies, William John, WSJoint client with John Dick Peddie for reconstruction as shops and offices
Item 3 of 3Peddie, John DickJoint client with William John Menzies WS for reconstruction as shops and offices

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p55

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Caledonian Mercury21 July 1791   
Item 2 of 3Caledonian Mercury12 June 1792   
Item 3 of 3Edinburgh Evening Courant23 July 1791  Edinburgh Evening Courant, 19 July 1792

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1880/32/6