"I received today a book
mentions that Nos 1-12 Hugh Miller Place (built
1862) were bought James Ross, Photographer then living at West Powderhall
There is some indication that each
property was duplex. The book mentions "Ross's 24 properties" and refers
to the average cost being about £150."
Yes: There are several streets of Colonies houses,
all parallel to each other. There are separate houses 'downstairs'
and 'upstairs'. On one side of each street there are entrances to
lower houses; on the other side are entrances to the upper houses.
So if you want to visit your upstairs or downstairs neighbour, you have to
walk around into the next street to do so. - Peter Stubbs:
March 16, 2007