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North of Scotland Bank, Aberdeen
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North of Scotland Bank, Aberdeen

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North of Scotland Bank, Aberdeen
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North of Scotland Bank, Aberdeen
In 1838, the North of Scotland Bank purchased the New Inn and other properties at the corner of Castle Street and King Street. The architect Archibald Simpson was invited to submit plans for the Bank's Head Office on the cleared site. This is a photograph of one of his designs which was not accepted. It shows a building with a curved corner topped with a dome and Corinthian columns running through the first and second floors supporting a pediment over an elaborate cornice. The plan which was adopted also had three storeys but the entrance was a Corinthian portico at the corner topped with an open platform with a terracotta sculpture group by James Giles, representing Ceres, goddess of plenty.
Aberdeen City Centre
Buildings, Banks
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Aberdeen Local Studies
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