Old Photograph Bootmakers Kenmay Scotland

Old photograph of bootmakers in Kenmay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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Old Photograph Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women Glasgow Scotland

Old photograph of the Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women at 69 Coplaw Street in Govanhill in Glasgow, Scotland. The hospital was opened in Hutchesontown in 1886 and relocated in Kingston three years later. The new hospital in Coplaw Street was built in the mid-1890s, designed by the architects Ninian McWhannell and John Rogerson. The design was an adaption of the 17th century Scottish Renaissance style and has just two storeys in the main. A dispensary was added in 1897 and two new wards were built in 1905 and 1924. The building with round towers in the foreground, on the corner of Victoria Road, was the Alice Mary Corbett Memorial Nurses' Home on the corner of Victoria Road. It was financed by Mrs Cameron Corbett of Rowallan and was built in 1904 and subsequently extended.

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Old Photograph Ardblair Castle Scotland

Old photograph of Ardblair Castle near Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland. This Scottish tower house was built by the Blairs during the Norman period, on the site of a fort. In the reign of King Robert III, born 1390, died 1406, the lands of Ardblair were granted to Thomas Blair of Balthayock, remaining with his family until 1792, when the estate passed to the Oliphants of Gask.

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Old Photograph Buchanan Retreat Bearsden Scotland

Old photograph of the Buchanan Retreat house in Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland. Now known as Boclair House it was originally built as the Buchanan Retreat in 1890 by legacies from three Buchanan sisters of Bellfield, Ayrshire, to provide a home for elderly members of the Buchanan Clan.

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Old Photograph Broomhall House Scotland

Old photograph of Broomhall House near Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. This Scottish mansion house is presently occupied by Lord Andrew Douglas Alexander Thomas Bruce, the 11th Earl of Elgin and the 15th Earl of Kincardine, hereditary chief of the clan Bruce, and the direct descendant of Thomas Bruce of Clackmannan Tower, appointed by the Bannockburn victor as his heir. The north frontage which incorporates the old house which was built about 1650. The south front was built by the 7th Earl of Elgin, born 1766, died 1841.

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Old Photograph John S Kennedy Memorial Kelvingrove Park Glasgow Scotland

Old photograph of the John S Kennedy Memorial in Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow, Scotland. This statue of a Tigress bringing a peacock to her cubs was presented by John S. Kennedy of New York, USA, to his native city in 1867. There is a copy in Central Park, New York. John Stewart Kennedy, born January 4, 1830, died October 30, 1909, was an American capitalist and philanthropist. He was a member of the Jekyll Island Club, also known as The millionaires Club, on Jekyll Island, Georgia along with J.P. Morgan and William Rockefeller among others. He was born near Glasgow, received a scant education in school, studied in his spare moments as a clerk, and at 20 was sent to America by an iron firm in London, England, in whose branch house in Glasgow he worked for four years. He was a manufacturers representative for tubing used in locomotives. Then he went again to New York and entered business with Morris K. Jesup. From this partnership he retired in 1867 and from active business in 1883, although he was still called upon after that date to aid in the reorganization of various financial concerns, notably in 1888, when he acted with J. S. Harris as receiver of the New Jersey Central Railroad. He died of whooping cough in 1909.

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Old Photograph Nisbet Castle Scotland

Old photograph of Nisbet Castle located South of Duns in the Scottish Borders, Scotland. This Scottish castle was built in about 1630 by Sir Alexander Nisbet, ancestor of the heraldic authority Alexander Nisbet, born 1657, died 1725. The Nisbet family built two fortified houses or pele towers in the 12th century, East Nisbet and West Nisbet. East Nisbet, now known as Allanbank, was located on the Blackadder Water near Allanton, although the original tower no longer exists. Wester Nisbet remains, and was extended in the 1630s to form the bulk of the present house. The laird at the time was Sir Alexander Nisbet of that Ilk, born 1580, died 1660. Sir Alexander Nisbet overextended his finances in supporting Charles I in the Civil War, and was forced to sell the property to John Ker in 1652. A square tower, with fine interior plasterwork, in the classical style of William Adam was added to the west end in 1774. The house remained with Ker descendants, latterly in the person of Lord Sinclair, until the 1950s, when the estate was sold to Lord Brocket. After partial modernisation, the house was sold again in the mid 1960s to a local farmer, and remained unoccupied until its recent and comprehensive restoration as a private residence.

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Old Photograph Blairfindy Lodge Scotland

Old photograph of Blairfindy Lodge, Glenlivet, Moray, Scotland. The Dukes of Richmond and Gordon built this building as a shooting lodge.

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