Basic Site Details

Name: The Picture House
Town, district or village: Dunoon
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: It is unclear if this is the cinema which James Houston worked on the in the later 1930s. See separate entry.

Contractor Ewen & Cameron, Argyle Street, Dunoon.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31913   
Item 2 of 319301931ReconstructionAlterations
Item 3 of 31950s or 1960s 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 4Albert Victor Gardner  1913  
Item 2 of 4Albert Victor Gardner B19301931Alterations
Item 3 of 4Gardner & Glen B19301931Alterations
Item 4 of 4William Riddell Glen B19301931Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Dunoon Picture House Company Ltd 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce2000Clyde Coast Picture Palaces Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishingp24 (not illustrated, architect not given).

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder12 September 1930  p455
Item 2 of 4Builder20 February 1931  p378
Item 3 of 4Builder20 March 1931  p549
Item 4 of 4Builder2 December 1932  p950

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Chris DoakInformation via website Sent August 2007
Item 2 of 2Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009