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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1826-1829 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Hamilton, Thomas en_US 1826-1829 en_US 2013-09-06T15:09:49Z 2013-09-06T15:09:49Z 1826-1829 en_US
dc.identifier 233489 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 2563 en_US
dc.description Royal High School (1829); Formerly housed the school of that name (vacated in 1968). Part of the cost of the building was donated by King George IV. It was designed in a neoclassical Greek Doric style by Thomas Hamilton, who modeled the portico and Great Hall on the Hephaisteion of Athens. The splendidly sited school was an adaptation to modern use of the windowless Greek temple; with its careful and correct detailing, it is one of Britain’s most important Greek Revival monuments. Furniture that Hamilton designed for the school was dispersed during the last decades of the 20th century. As of February 2010, Edinburgh City Council, the building's current owners, have initiated a project to lease the building to be used as a hotel and art gallery. Source: Grove Art Online; (accessed 6/29/2012) en_US
dc.format.medium stone en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Restoration and conservation en_US
dc.subject revival styles en_US
dc.subject Greek Revival en_US
dc.subject Nineteenth century en_US
dc.subject Neoclassical en_US
dc.title Royal High School en_US
dc.title.alternative Old Royal High School en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A1-HT-RHS-A2 en_US
vra.culturalContext British Scottish (Scots) en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype school (building) en_US
dc.contributor.display Thomas Hamilton (British architect, 1784-1858) en_US

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