Basic Site Details

Name: Commercial Bank, Aberdeen
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: Demolished for a road widening scheme, and replaced by a new Commercial Bank (now Royal Bank) by Harbourne MacLennan of Marr & Jenkins at the same address. Cost of building work: 3,803.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2St Nicholas StreetYes 
Item 2 of 278, Union StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518871889  
Item 2 of 510 February 1887  Purchase of propoerty with a view to building bank
Item 3 of 528 April 1887  Plans approved (Board of Managers of Commercial Bank)
Item 4 of 518 August 1887  Tenders accepted
Item 5 of 5September 1887  Plans dated


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 3Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectASeptember 18871889 
Item 2 of 3George WilsonArchitectASeptember 18871889 
Item 3 of 3Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceASeptember 18871889 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3McDowell, Dawn Caswell Scottish Assets: the commercial architecture of A G Sydney Mitchell Architectural Heritage, pp45-66p55 (working drawing for elevation illustrated0
Item 2 of 3Morgan, Diane2008The Granite Mile: the story of Aberdeen's Union Street Black & White Publishing, Edinburgh (in collaboration with Evening Express, Aberdeen)p66
Item 3 of 3RSA1890   428

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News9 September 1887   
Item 2 of 2Building News11 January 1889   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection SMW1880/3/1-6
Item 2 of 2Royal Bank of Scotland Group ArchivesCommercial Bank Board Minutes 10 February 1887, 28 April 1887