Basic Site Details

Name: Paton's Art Galleries and Central Hotel
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Exhibited Edinburgh International Exhibition 1886. The Central Hotel was originally on Waverley Bridge but the name was transferred here. The old Central then became the Imperial Hotel. (See separate entry for this.)

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1121-122, Princes StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21886  Exhibited
Item 2 of 2After 1977 RestorationRestoration and retail development


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 4George Beattie & Son A18851886 
Item 2 of 4William Hamilton Beattie A18851886 
Item 3 of 4Carl Fisher Sibbald & Partners BAfter 1977 Restoration and retail development
Item 4 of 4David Greig Sibbald BAfter 1977 Restoration and retail development


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Smith, W H Client for 1970s restoration


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1RSA1885   938

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of David G SibbaldInformation sent via DSA website Sent July 2009