Basic Site Details

Name: Adam Smith Memorial and Beveridge Halls and Library
Town, district or village: Kirkcaldy
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Notes: Cost: £25,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Adam Smith Centre  
Item 2 of 3Adam Smith TheatreYes 
Item 3 of 3Memorial Halls  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Bennochy RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2St Brycedale AvenueYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418941899  
Item 2 of 41894 Competition design 
Item 3 of 411 October 1899 Opened 
Item 4 of 41973  Completely reconstructed


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 8Ebeneezer SimpsonArchitect 1894 Competition design - placed third
Item 2 of 8Dunn & FindlayArchitectural practiceA18941899Won competition to secure job
Item 3 of 8James Bow DunnArchitectA18941899Won competition to secure job
Item 4 of 8James Leslie FindlayArchitectA18941899Won competition to secure job
Item 5 of 8Alexander Barr MorrisonArchitectB1894 Competition design - placed second
Item 6 of 8Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerB1894 Competition design - placed second
Item 7 of 8Campbell Douglas & MorrisonArchitectural practiceB1894 Competition design - placed second
Item 8 of 8David Alston BeveridgeArchitectA1899 As assistant to Dunn & Findlay


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p282
Item 2 of 3Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 3 of 3Livingstone, P K1955A History of Kirkcaldy 1843-1949 Kirkcaldy: The Allen Lithographic Co Ltd 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8BuilderEarly 1894LXVI p181
Item 2 of 8BuilderLate 1894LXVII p 294
Item 3 of 8Builder1895LXIX p 176
Item 4 of 8Builder1899LXXVII p 379
Item 5 of 8Building News1895LXIX p 354
Item 6 of 8Building News1899LXXVII p 474
Item 7 of 8Fife Free Press9 September 1899   
Item 8 of 8RIBA Journal20 September 1930 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp 711

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register44003 
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDunn and Findlay Collection DC 9686-91
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Alston Beveridge: L v12 no732 (microfilm reel 33); James Bow Dunn: F v15 p131 no1006 (microfilm reel 11)
Item 4 of 4Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore94155