Edinburgh's Buildings

Maule's Department Store

145-149 Princes Street


Maule's Department Store

Maule's Department Store - Photograph probably taken by JCH Balmain

  Reproduced by courtesy of the Yerbury family.   Click here for link to web site.

This photograph shows Maule's Department Store at the West End of Princes Street, decorated for the Coronation of King Edward VII in 1902.  

The shop at the right hand side is Barclay Bros, photographers, whose address was 143 Princes Street in 1900-03.

This photograph is from the Yerbury Collection. It was probably taken by JCH Balmain.



Edinburgh's Buildings

146-148 Princes Street


 1-5 Hope Street

The site at the corner of Princes Street and Hope Street at the West End of Princes Street was:

-  Osborne Hotel until damaged by fire in 1879.

-  1879:  Scottish Liberal Club and several other businesses, each occupying part of this site until Robert Maule's arrived.

-  1893:  Robert Maule & Co, Department Store, boasting one of the first tea rooms and electric lifts in Edinburgh.  The store was expanded to include 145 +145A Princes Street in 1928.

The store's advertising slogan was:  "Meet me at Maule's".  This corner of Edinburgh became a popular meeting place, though the clock under which people meet was not added until 1960., then

-  1931:  Binns & Sons, the result of an acquisition following the death of Robert Maull

-  1976:  Frasers, though Binns had, in fact, been owned by House of Fraser since 1953.

[Edinburgh Evening News:  28 Mar 2002  -  corrections and additions for earlier years from Peter Stubbs]

For further details please see

Maule's  Binns Frasers




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