Edinburgh College of Art. John More Dick Peddie (1853-1921). 1906 (east wing added, 1910). Red sandstone. Lauriston Place, Edinburgh. Described as "Beaux-Arts Classical," with "Giant Roman Doric order at the pedimented centrepiece, simpler pavilions, all with deep French roofs of green-grey slate," this has a grand central staircase, leading on the east to the bright and open galleried sculpture court, with its "coupled Ionic columns above" and "arcade below" (Gifford et. al 258). Born and educated in Edinburgh, Peddie was an assistant to Sir George Gilbert Scott in London before joining the family firm in Edinburgh. He became "one of the most prolific Scottish architects working at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries" ("John More Dick Peddie").

Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Gifford, John, et. al. Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland series). London: Penguin, rev. ed. 1991.

"John More Dick Peddie" (City of Edinburgh Council site). Viewed 20 November 2009.

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