The Pearce Institute – Jan 10th 2015 Investigation

Pearce 10th Jan 2015The Pearce Institute at Govan Cross was designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson in the style of a very large 17th century Scottish townhouse. It was commissioned to be built by Lady Dinah Pearce in memory of her husband Sir William Pearce, MP of the Fairfield Shipyard, who died in 1888. Work took place from 1902 and was completed in 1906.

The Institute was intended as a social centre for the community and offered Govanites a men’s and women’s reading rooms and clubs, a library, a gymnasium, cooking and laundry departments, and a retiring room. In addition, the organ, stage and gallery in the McLeod Hall made it a popular venue for dances and social gatherings. On the wall at the entrance to the building is the greeting:

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Brodie Castle

Region :Moray
Location : Inverness

Details : Probably started in construction around 1560 by Alexander Brodie of Brodie as a Z plan Tower House. 1645, the house was partially burnt and razed by the Royalist army. in 1730 remodeling was conducted. Due to the rising costs of upkeep, the castle was handed over to the National Trust for Scotland in 1970’s

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