Deaconess Hospital

Pleasance

July 2008

Davie Street Primary School  -  July 2008

Peter Stubbs  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                 Photograph taken July 8, 2008

 

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   Deaconess Hospital, Pleasance  -  July 2008

 

Deaconess Hospital  -  Pleasance

2008

The view above looks to the east along Gilmour Street towards Deaconess Hospital in Pleasance.  This view shows an old Edinburgh Police Box that was decorated for a recent Edinburgh Festival event.

Below, is another view of the Deaconess Hospital.  This does not show the Police Box, but it gives a fuller view of the hospital with Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park in the background on the extreme-right of this photo.

Deaconess Hospital, Pleasance  -  July 2008

1959

Here is an earlier view of the Deaconess Hospital, one of a collection of photos taken in and around Dumbiedykes shortly before much of the housing in the area was demolished.

The police box can also be seen in this picture to the left of the two lamp posts.

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Deaconess Hospital

1920s

This view of the area was taken even earlier, in the 1920s,shortly before many of the buildings in the St Leonard's area (including MacPherson's public house) were demolished.

St Leonard's District -  1920s

This photo was taken from about the same position as the 2008 photo above, but with much of the Deaconess Hospital obscured by MacPherson's public house.  However, on the extreme right of the 1920s photo, the door of the Deaconess Hospital in Pleasance can be seen bearing the legend 'Police Station'.

The front door of MacPherson's Public House stood approximately where the trees are in this photo:

Deaconess Hospital, Pleasance  -  July 2008

 

 

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