Basic Site Details

Name: Binns' store
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Built on site of the burnt and demolished Osborne Hotel/Liberal Club/Maules (see separate entry)

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Binns New Emporium  
Item 2 of 2Fraser'sYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Department store  
Item 2 of 2Shop  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Hope StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2143,144,145,146, Princes StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11935  New front


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 3Francis O'HaraArchitectA1935 As assistant to Richardson & McKay -was particularly responsible for the torches
Item 2 of 3John Ross McKayArchitectA1935 New front
Item 3 of 3Richardson & McKayArchitectural practiceA1935 McKay responsible - new front


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Binns, Messrs 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p313

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register43328144-147 Princes Street
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection Richardson & McKay drawings
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection 11 drawings form the Spence Collection
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Ross McKay: F no3492 (box 24)