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What's your poison? Brutalist? Scottish baronial? Art Nouveau? Gothic Revival? Art Deco? Something else? 

All with pics of course. 

Why not kick off with the home of Sir Walter Scott, Abbotsford House...

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5 minutes ago, Arch Stanton said:

In Paisley High Street stands The Thomas Coats Memorial Church, the largest baptist Church in Europe and is Gothic Revivalist, apparently.

 

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Amazing building. My parents got married in there. It's now being turned into a venue and it looks like they're making a decent job of it thankfully.

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I was just joking with those suggestions obvious.  Argyle House must be the worst building in Edinburgh, not just in itself but it's location.  An utter blot.

I like Art Deco architecture, some good examples in Edinburgh and Glasgow

St Andrew's House

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Dominion Cinema

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Ravelston gardens

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Even the Maybury casino is a lovely building, shame it's a bit of a sleazy establishment now

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This is the view from my living room window,

The Townhouse on Union Street in Aberdeen, the 2nd clock in the middle is Tolbooth and the building ends in a former bank that is now a Wetherspoons on the corner of Union St and King St. The pub is called Archibald Simpsons, he is the architect credited with Aberdeen being the Granite City and many buildings in the city.

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5 minutes ago, ICTChris said:

I was just joking with those suggestions obvious.  Argyle House must be the worst building in Edinburgh, not just in itself but it's location.  An utter blot.

I like Art Deco architecture, some good examples in Edinburgh and Glasgow

St Andrew's House

St Andrew's House, Edinburgh (2496437377).jpg

Dominion Cinema

Dominion Cinema Edinburgh.jpg

Ravelston gardens

canmore_image_DP00215716

Even the Maybury casino is a lovely building, shame it's a bit of a sleazy establishment now

Maybury - Wikipedia

Add to that the few Art Deco houses in Leven which never fail to make me smile sat amongst the traditional Scottish homes

 

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The Russell Institute at the junction of New St and Causeyside St in Paisley.

But in 1927 in the Art Deco style it served as a children's clinic and latterly as a family planning centre.

It closed in the mid 2010s for an extensive refurbishment and is now a "Skills and Employability Hub."

 

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43 minutes ago, MEADOWXI said:

This is the view from my living room window,

The Townhouse on Union Street in Aberdeen, the 2nd clock in the middle is Tolbooth and the building ends in a former bank that is now a Wetherspoons on the corner of Union St and King St. The pub is called Archibald Simpsons, he is the architect credited with Aberdeen being the Granite City and many buildings in the city.

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Inverness Town House was built 4 years later with a different architect, but I think he might have cribbed a bit.

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Donaldson's is such a beautiful building, sadly it wasn't really fit for purpose as a school in the modern day.  I have a relative who worked there and there were a lot of challenges to the building.

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Art Deco.

The Beresford In Sauchiehall St, Glasgow.., in the later Streamline Moderne style.

Pic 1, when it was battleship grey, and known as Baird Hall, a student residence hall.    I was there in 1971.

Pic 2, now restored to how it looked when opened in the 1930's as The Beresford Hotel.

 

 

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