Basic Site Details

Name: Athenaeum Reading Room
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Reading room  
Item 2 of 2Hotel  

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31930 AdditionExtensions
Item 2 of 31970s Reconstruction 
Item 3 of 31973 Destruction/demolitionGutted


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 11Archibald SimpsonArchitectC18201822 
Item 2 of 11George J AllanArchitectA1930 Extensions
Item 3 of 11Henry ('Harry') S TawseArchitectA1930 Extensions
Item 4 of 11Tawse & AllanArchitectural practice, EngineerA1930 Extensions
Item 5 of 11Angus McDonald TaylorArchitectB1970s Reconstruction as hotel
Item 6 of 11David George MillerArchitectB1970s Reconstruction as hotel
Item 7 of 11Donald MacKillopArchitectB1970s Reconstruction as hotel
Item 8 of 11Ian Manson ThomsonArchitectB1970s Reconstruction as hotel
Item 9 of 11Robert (or Robin) Weir DonaldArchitectB1970s Reconstruction as hotel
Item 10 of 11Thomas ('Tom') Craig B1970s Reconstruction as hotel
Item 11 of 11Thomson Taylor Craig and DonaldArchitectural practiceB1970s Reconstruction as hotel


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Corner House Hotels 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1980Directory of Practices 1980   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architect and Building News1930July-Dec p733