Basic Site Details

Name: Kirk Wynd Showrooms
Town, district or village: Kirkcaldy
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
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Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Kirk Wynd below Old Parish Church and above Thomas Carlyle's house

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1September 1958 Completion'The older existing property [dating from 1637] was completely gutted, and has been refaced with random rubble stonework on the street level and with harl above. The original appearance of the building with its draw well, old style eaves gutter box and small upper windows has been retained...An arcaded entry was cut into the property...An entry door at the upper end of the property was renewed and' a door lintol lettered '1637 M.A. - J.B. 1958' installed. A two-storey steel-framed, brick-clad showroom was constructed in the excavated rear garden, resulting in '6,000 sq. ft. of showroom, office, store and loading bay space, against the original 1,800 sq. ft. of the older property...Work began on March 3 and was completed in early September.' per Builder 21 Nov 1958 p866

People

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 2Armstrong & ThomasArchitectural practiceA1958  
Item 2 of 2Thomas ArmstrongArchitect 21 November 1958 'architects Messrs. Armstrong & Thomas of Kirkcaldy' per Builder p866

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1J. Black and Son (Kirkcaldy) Ltd., plumbers and fireplace merchants 

References

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder21 November 1958  'A Scottish Restoration: Modern Showrooms from a 17th-Century Building' p866; includes photograph