Basic Site Details

Name: Jaffe Brothers Warehouse
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Dundee. - A new and handsome warehouse is about to be erected for Messrs Jaffe Brothers and Company on the site of the old sugar house in the Seagate. Mr. James Maclaren is the architect. Mr John Caird will execute the mason work, and Messrs. Kidd and Son are the other contractors. The Seagate front will be 90 feet long, and 47 feet in height. The principal entrance to the offices, which occupy the whole of the second floor of this range will be in the centre of this front, by an arched doorway, flanked by massive pilasters, and surmounted by a Venetian window and pediment, etc. Two wings are formed, slightly projecting at either end of the front, which are again divided into three compartments by massive pilasters, running up the whole height of the front, to support arches which embrace the upper windows, thus giving at once a massive and stately character to the building. The whole stands upon a rusticated basement, the windows having arched heads and projecting keystones, and is surmounted by a heavy cornice and parapet, with pedestals and finials at the corners.[Building News 10 October 1862 pp283-284]

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218621863Build/construction 
Item 2 of 21906  Burnt down


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 1James Maclaren  c. 1855  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Jaffe Brothers and Company 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building Chroniclec. 1855  Check date
Item 2 of 2Building News10 October 1862  pp283-284