Basic Site Details

Name: Municipal buildings and central station
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: Unexecuted
Grid ref:
Notes: Thomson's proposals for the unimproved parts of the central area of Dundee extended to infilling the docks, municipal buildings on the scale of an American capitol in sixty-eight acres of formal gardens and a joint station of Vanderbilt-like grandeur.

CHECK: where are English's watercolours now - in the City Archives or Art Gallery, or elsewhere?

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Civic Centre  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 4Castle Lane  
Item 2 of 4High Street  
Item 3 of 4Shore Terrace  
Item 4 of 4The Vault  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21910   
Item 2 of 21915 Design exhibited 


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 2James ThomsonArchitectA1910 Designed scheme; commissioned Charles William English to prepare watercolour perspectives
Item 2 of 2Charles William EnglishArchitectAEarly 1910s Large watercolour perspectives, prepared for James Thomson on a fee-paid basis


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2McKean, Charles and Whatley, Patricia2008Lost Dundee: Dundee's lost architectural heritage Birlinn, Edinburghpp 183-7
Item 2 of 2RSA1915   599