Post Cards  -  G D & D, London  -  Star Series

St Andrew Square

 

Postcard  -  Early 1900s

G D & D Postcard  -  Star Series  -  St Andrew Square

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Engraving  -  1840s

Looking approx NNE to St Andrew Square from the Scott Monument

Engraving by Ebsworth  -  View from the top of the Scott Monument looking to the north over Howie's rooftop studio

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Post Cards  -  G D & D, London  -  Star Series

St Andrew Square

Postcard

The top picture above, a view of St Andrew Square, is one of the 'Star Series' of postcards produced by G D & D, London.  The postcard above was posted from Edinburgh to Selkirk on 3 August 1906.

The pastel shades added to the buildings give an interesting image, which looks to me more like a scene from continental Europe than Edinburgh.

Questions

The monument to Melville in the centre of the square is immediately recognisable, but a little investigation is needed to determine which direction this view looks across the square and what the domed building in the background is.

Answer

Many thanks to John Hadden for answering the first question above  within a few hours of the postcard being added to this web site today [27 June 04] !

Comparing the postcard with the Ebsworth engraving above, the view in the postcard appears to be looking across St Andrew Square from the south-west corner towards the north-east corner.

The building with the large chimney near the right-hand side of the postcard is 35 St Andrew Square, and the gap to the right of it is the front of the grounds of Dundas House at 36 St Andrew Square.

 

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