Basic Site Details

Name: The Specimen House
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Intended to demonstrate the virtues of electricity for household appliances.

Cost: 8,400.

Alternative Names

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Blackness RoadYesJunction with Glamis Road, north-east corner
Item 2 of 2Glamis RoadYesJunction with Blackness Road, north-east corner


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119201921  


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 3Dundee Burgh Engineer's Office/Dundee City Engineer's Office A19201921James McLellan Brown responsible
Item 2 of 3James McLellan Brown A19201921Designed building following commission from James Thomson, both of Corporation of Dundee
Item 3 of 3James Thomson A19201921Commissioned building - drawings done by James McLellan Brown


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Corporation of Dundee 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Frew, John1992James McLellan Brown Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, '100 Years of Town Planning in Dundee', pp16-22 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Dundee City ArchivesDundee City Archives Dundee Town Council Minutes 1920-21