Engraving from Old & New Edinburgh - published 1890

Potterow

'Mahogany Land'

 

Mahogany Land in Potterow

from a Line Drawing, published 1830

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Potterow

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Potterow  -  1830

This engraving of Mahogany Land in Potterow, is from a Measured Drawing by T Hamilton, published in 1830.

There is no mention of how Mahogany Land acquired its name.

Volume 1 of the same book, Grant's 'Old & New Edinburgh', also has a picture titled 'Mahogany Land'  with its distinctive gable. 

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Potterow

However, the Mahogany Land and of its neighbours differ markedly from the buildings in the large picture above.

Further research is needed to explain these differences  -  and to discover how Mahogany Land acquired its name.

 

 

 

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