60-66 ACADEMY STREET (Ref:43639)
This building is in the Highland Council and the
It is a category B building and was listed on 02/10/1996.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NH 6666 4549.
Corner-site tenement block including shops at ground and offices above, designed by the practise of William Macintosh, whose office moved there on completion of the building in April, 1898. The same office is occupied - 1996 - by the successor practise of Thomas Munro and Co. Free renaissance and elaborate; dressed red ashlar (mostly painted at ground); framed construction (presumably); 3 storeys plus attic with 2-storeyed window bays setbetween stanchions; plate glass sash and case windows, red-tiled and stone-dormered mansard roof with tourelle-like lantern over oriel-windowed corner; elevations otherwise symmetrical.
5 bays, 3-bay flank to Strothers Lane. Inside, architects? office largely unchanged.
A rare class of building, being one designed by an architect for his own use. One tradition claims the designer to have been Thomas Munro, who worked with Macintosh in 1898.
Information provided by Highland Council and by Colin Munro.
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