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Department Store at the West End of Princes Street

Maule's
from 1893

 then acquired by
Binns
from 1931

then
Fraser's
from 1976

Background

The 1894 date above for the opening of Maule's on the corner of 1-5 Hope Street and 146-148 Princes Street comes from this article in The Scotsman newspaper: 

Five Lost Edinburgh Shops you may Remember

However, I'm puzzledby a recent question asked by Andy Watt who wrote:

West End Shop

"I was wondering if you know the full name of this shop that later became House of Fraser in this picture.  

It's 'something & Watts'?   I can't find out any more about it.  I've never seen this before."

Andy Watt:  5 April 2016

Shop Name?

and

Date of the Photo?

This photo looks to me as if it may, perhaps, have been taken in the late 1900s.  I'll look at some of the old Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directories and see if I can discover the name of this shop and when the photo might have been taken.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  6 April 2016

 

Robert Maule & Sons

Maule's Department Store - Photograph probably by JCH Balmain

Maule's Department Store
JCH Balmain (?)

Early postcard by an unidentified publisher  -  Princes Street, West End

Princes Street - West End
Unidentified publisher

Postcard by an unidentified publisher  -  Princes Street, West End

Early-1900s

Princes Street - West End

Postcard by an unidentified publisher  -  Princes Street, West End

Around 1905?

Princes Street - West End

Postcard by an unidentified publisher  -  Princes Street, West End 

1920s?

Princes Street - West End

1992

Before Maule's

 

Question

1.

Andy Watt
 

I was interested to see the photo below and the question sent to me by Andy Watt.

Andy wrote:

West End Shop

  Thank yuou to Andy Watt for allowing me to reproduce this photo.

"I was wondering if you know the full name of this shop that later became House of Fraser in this picture.  

It's 'something & Watts'?   I can't find out any more about it.  I've never seen this before."

Andy Watt:  5 April 2016

Shop Name?

and

Date of the Photo?

This photo looks to me as if it may, perhaps, have been taken in the late 1800s.  I'll look at some of the old Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directories and see if I can discover the name of this shop and when the photo might have been taken.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  6 April 2016

Reply

1.

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

West End Shop

 

I  visited Edinburgh Central Library yesterday to browse through some of the old Post Office Directories, and discovered that the shop in the photo graph above appears to be Carlisle & Watts.  See below.

In the years before Maule's moved into their premises on the corner of Princes Street and Hope Street, many businesses and organizations occupied parts of this site.  These included :

-  Austrian Hungarian Consulate

-  HC Baildon & Sons Chemists and Manufacturers of Aerated Waters

-  Carlisle & Watts  fancy stationers, dressing-case and pocket book makers

-  Miss Campbell  Dressmaker

-  W Jamieson Wine & Food Merchants

-  Osborne  Restaurant

-  Royal Bank of Scotland

-  Miss M Scott  Spirit Merchant

-  Robert Scott  Spirit Merchant

-  Scottish Liberal Club

Carlisle & Watts are only listed in the Post Office Directories at this address (146 Princes Street) for one year only, 1892, so that's helpful in dating the photograph above.

I expect that Carlisle & Scott would have been the result of a takeover or merger with

-  Carlisle Bros.  fancy stationers, dressing-case and pocket book makers

whose premises were at 49 + 51 Hanover Street in 1890-92.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  8 April 2016

 

Maule's Department Store  -  Photograph 1902

 

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