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Latitude: 54.9875 / 54°59'15"N
Longitude: -3.262 / 3°15'43"W
OS Eastings: 319346
OS Northings: 566607
OS Grid: NY193666
Mapcode National: GBR 5BNR.LX
Mapcode Global: WH6Y6.VWVW
Entry Name: 74-78 (Even Nos) High Street
Listing Date: 12 July 1988
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 356344
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21103
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Annandale South
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
Frank J Carruthers of Dumfries and Lockerbie, circa 1900.
3-storey renaissance-detailed corner block with shops and
hotel. Elaborately-detailed S elevation to High Street with
sculptured ornament at top floor, recessed circular turret
turns corner (wide hotel entrance in canted corner below),
plain (E) elevation to Lady Street. Polished ashlar High
Street elevation has 2 bays with tripartites, balconies to
upper floor on columns supported on stone corbels, elaborate
pedimented heads raised high above eaves level. Further
narrow left bay with oculus at 2nd floor. Turret at angle
with Lady Street has columned mullions and slated dome.
Bull-faced 2-bay E gable, linked pair apex stacks. Rear wing
raised to 3 storeys. Slate roofs.
The Hon R J Seddon one time President of New Zealand and
whose parents both came from Annan, stayed here in 1902 with
his cousin when he received the freedom of the burgh.
Terminates Bank Street view looking N.