Basic Site Details

Name: Corn Exchange
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: Sir John Ogilvy and others bought the site and the Corn Exchange was built in 1856; it was under-used and John Leng and Lord Kinnaird acquired and adapted it for wider public hall use, re-opened 1858.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Corn exchange, literary institution and assembly rooms  
Item 2 of 2Kinnaird Hall Latterly

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Corn exchange  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Bank Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41853 Plans drawn upInitial scheme prepared by Coe & Goodwin. Possibly rejected as too expensive.
Item 2 of 41856 Build/construction 
Item 3 of 41858 Alteration/conversionAdapted to wider public use
Item 4 of 4After 1903Before 1912 Alterations


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 7Coe & GoodwinArchitectural practiceC1853 Plans prepared - not executed
Item 2 of 7Edwin Morton GoodwinArchitectC1853 Plans prepared - not executed
Item 3 of 7Henry Edward CoeArchitectC1853 Plans prepared - not executed
Item 4 of 7Charles EdwardArchitect 1858  
Item 5 of 7Blackadder & AllanArchitectural practiceBAfter 1903Before 1912Alterations
Item 6 of 7David Lindsay AllanArchitectBAfter 1903Before 1912Alterations
Item 7 of 7Robert BlackadderArchitectBAfter 1903Before 1912Alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Maxwell Guide to Dundee   
Item 2 of 3McKean, Charles and Whatley, Patricia2008Lost Dundee: Dundee's lost architectural heritage Birlinn, Edinburghpp 137-8 - illustrations of facade and interior
Item 3 of 3Small, Gordon2009The Lengs: Dundee's other Publishing Dynasty Dundee: tay Valley History Society (ref no D78)p41

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder16 July 1853XI page 456

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Lindsay Allan: L v23 no1836


© All rights reserved. Builder Vol. xi, 16 July 1853, page 456.  Courtesy of Robert Hill 

© All rights reserved. Builder Vol. xi, 16 July 1853, page 456. Courtesy of Robert Hill