St Leonard's District Photos

Photo 18

Simon Square

1920s

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

 

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St Leonard's District  -  1920s

Simon Square

This broad cobbled street is Simon Square.  The view looks to the north up the street.  Buildings in Davy Street can be seen in the background

The street entering from the left is Gibb's Entry, a narrow street that leads through to Nicolson Street

The sign on the gable end of the high building at the end of this street reads "SALE ROOM".

Zoom-in

Here is another view, taken from further forward, near the corner of Simon Square and Gibb's Entry:

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Collection of Photos

The image  above is taken from a collection of whole-plate negatives.  The photos were probably taken around the 1920s.

 

1891 Map

Simon Square can be found on the extreme-right of the South Side map below, about 2/3 of the way down the map.

 

 

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1891 Map

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