Basic Site Details

Name: Harris Academy, Perth Road
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 100,000. For the Janitor's house see under Ashcliff (this was the lodge of the now demolished Ashcliff).

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Harris Academy/470, Perth RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31926 Competition design 
Item 2 of 319271931Construction 
Item 3 of 32014 Destruction/demolition 


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 12Gall & Hay C1925 Won competition but did not get the job
Item 2 of 12George Morrison Hay C1925 Won competition but did not get the job
Item 3 of 12Robert Robb Gall C1925 Won competition but did not get the job
Item 4 of 12Donald (F?) Ross A19261931As assistant, then partner with Thoms & Wilkie on winning competition designs
Item 5 of 12James McLellan Brown A1926 Assisted Thoms & Wilkie with winning competition design
Item 6 of 12Patrick Hill Thoms A19261931Won competition to secure job. (Design by Donald Ross)
Item 7 of 12Thoms & Wilkie A19261931Won competition to secure job. (Design by Donald Ross)
Item 8 of 12Charles Geddes Soutar B1926 Unsuccessful competition designs
Item 9 of 12James McLellan Brown B1926 Unsuccessful competition designs made for Maclaren Soutar Salmond on a fee-paid basis
Item 10 of 12Maclaren Soutar Salmond B1926 Unsuccessful competition designs
Item 11 of 12William Salmond B1926 Unsuccessful competition designs
Item 12 of 12W F Mitchell  1927 Alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Frew, John1992James McLellan Brown Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, '100 Years of Town Planning in Dundee', pp16-22 
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep166
Item 3 of 3RSA1928   574

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder24 December 1926  p1060 Plans lodged with City Engineer
Item 2 of 2Scotsman2 September 1925  p5

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4DARC (Dundee Archive & Record Centre)Miscellaneous archival material DARC E/MP/D/8
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25625 
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Donald Ross: F no3610 (box 26)
Item 4 of 4Trevor Black Architects InvergordonTrevor Black Drawing Archive 16 sheets drawings, record 123-4, roll 69