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Proposed building for the Aberdeen Mechanics' Institution
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Proposed building for the Aberdeen Mechanics' Institution

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Proposed building for the Aberdeen Mechanics' Institution
Al. Yeats, Secretary
22th January 1844
Aberdeen
The institution "was established in 1824, for the purpose of affording to Mechanics, and others employed during the day, the means of acquiring such knowledge as may be of practical utility to them in their several professions, or which may be useful for cultivating their minds by extending their acquaintance with the phenomena of nature and the arts of life".

Mechanics Institutes were founded in the early 19th Century in Britain to provide education and give learning opportunities to manual workers.

This article, dated from 1844, explains the necessary that the locality of the building should be centrical. The communittee is paying attention to Market Street, where "there will be spacious shops and cellarage in the lower part of the house (...)".
Aberdeen Mechanics' Institute
No
Aberdeen Journal
14th February 1844
Aberdeen Local Studies
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