University of Edinburgh: Proposed Physical Education Building: model photographs

Scope and Content

A set of approximately 60 photographic negatives from the same film. About half of these depict an architectural model of the proposed physical education building for the University of Edinburgh. The remainder are personal photographs of Percy Johnson-Marshall's children during a family holiday.

Administrative / Biographical History

The planned Edinburgh Eastern Link Road threatened the University of Edinburgh's Physical Education building at the Pleasance and a site for a replacement was allocated between Marshall Street and Crichton Street. By  1973 , this site was being considered for a number of uses and another site for the Physical Education building was allocated on the east side of Potterrow, on the site of the old the Empire Garage (1977 ). With the cancellation of the Link Road plans, in  1977 , this project was abandoned.

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List of sources for the administrative history:

Fenton, Clive, Appleton's architects : building the University of Edinburgh (1949-65), Thesis (PhD) (Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh , 2002 )

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