Basic Site Details

Name: 91-93 George Street
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: No 91 and 91A are A Listed
93 is B listed

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Alliance Assurance Company Offices  
Item 2 of 3Melrose Tea Merchants (No 93)  
Item 3 of 3Northern Club (No 91)  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Townhouse(?)  
Item 2 of 2House  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 291, George StreetYes 
Item 2 of 291-93, George Street Address in 1979 of Sun Alliance Buildings


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 517851790Build/constructionNo 91 and 91A
Item 2 of 5Early 1800s Build/constructionNos 91-93
Item 3 of 51924  Alterations for Northern Club
Item 4 of 51925  Alterations (plans dated?)
Item 5 of 51979 Restorationrestoration of the street fronting buildings with a new five storey block to the rear; replacement of all the decorative ironwork on the ground and first storeys facing onto George Street


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 7Thomas McCrae  1924 Alterations
Item 2 of 7J M Dick Peddie & Walker Todd A1925 Alterations
Item 3 of 7Sydney Houghton Miller A1925 Alterations
Item 4 of 7William James Walker Todd A1925 Alterations
Item 5 of 7Alan Stewart Clyde A1979 Restoration. Job architect.
Item 6 of 7Robert Hurd & Partners (or R A Hurd & Partners) A1979 Restoration.
Item 7 of 7Henry ('Harry') McFarlane Bunch B1979 Restoration. Partner in charge.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Northern Club1924 additions
Item 2 of 2Sunn AllianceClient for 1979 work

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 193 George StreetCost of 1900 scheme: 12,000.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p55

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman31 March 1983  Article entitled "Architect partnership's work is recognised", written by Jim Gilchrist.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2884791 and 91A George Street
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2884893 George Street
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1920/22/1
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection EDD/96/13, flap 3
Item 5 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive D 33243/P Photographic copy of drawings