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Rosemount Viaduct in 1898
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Rosemount Viaduct in 1898

Historic Photographs
David Oswald
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Rosemount Viaduct in 1898
Historic Photographs
Rosemount Viaduct in 1898
A photograph of Aberdeen' Rosemount Viaduct around 1898. The image looks north west from not far from the foot of Skene Terrace.

On the right can be seen railings around the area with a fountain that was previously to the west of the Public Library (Aberdeen Central Library). This area was built over during the 1905 extension of the library, creating a new reading room and stock room.

Beyond these railings are 44-48 Skene Street. Looking at old Ordnance Survey mapping, this row of housing appears to have been demolished in the mid-1960s to make way for car parking. This would have been prior to the development of the Denburn Car Park proper.

This photograph is one of a number illustrating an article about long-lived resident of Stonehaven, Grace Caird, that featured in the Aberdeen Bon-Accord and Northern Pictorial coronation souvenir number of 12th May 1937, page 87.

The caption accompanying the photograph reads as follows:

"Mrs Caird has many interesting recollections of her visits to Aberdeen, and vividly recalls the old horse-drawn trams in Aberdeen. Here we have a picture of the last of the horse-drawn vehicles in Rosemount Viaduct about 1898."
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