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India Buildings, 2 Victoria Road, Dundee

A Category A Listed Building in Dundee, Dundee

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Latitude: 56.4638 / 56°27'49"N

Longitude: -2.9719 / 2°58'18"W

OS Eastings: 340209

OS Northings: 730605

OS Grid: NO402306

Mapcode National: GBR Z9Q.F1

Mapcode Global: WH7RB.BS1N

Plus Code: 9C8VF27H+G6

Entry Name: India Buildings, 2 Victoria Road, Dundee

Listing Name: 2, 4 Victoria Road, and 86 Bell Street, India Buildings

Listing Date: 4 February 1965

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 361769

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25515

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200361769

Location: Dundee

County: Dundee

Town: Dundee

Electoral Ward: Maryfield

Traditional County: Angus

Tagged with: Commercial building

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John Murray Robertson, 1874, extended 1876 to No 4 Victoria Raod. 3-storey and basement commercial block in distinctive manner of Alexander "Greek" Thomson. Ashlar with incised Greek details. Brick-built sides and rear.

ELEVATION TO BELL STREET: symmetrical 5-bay. Centre and outer bays single-light, inner bays 3-light. Central battered doorpiece with pediment and acroteria on diminutive, flanight-level recessed pilasters. Ground floor and basement plain. 1st and 2nd floor windows recessed with incised anthemion band at 1st. Pilastered mullions; pilastered 2nd floor. Anthemion frieze, cornice and parapet. Curved 3-light angle.

ELEVATION TO VICTORIA ROAD: 7-bays, alternatively single and 3 light, similarly detailed, but No 4 without basement: entrance architraved and lined with paterae. Mullions altered at 1st floor, 3rd bay from right.

ELEVATIONS TO RING ROAD AND REAR: blind brick gable, yellow brick with ashlar window dressings to rear.

Slate roofs, ashlar ridge stacks. Windows sash and case 2-pane glazing pattern with decorative wrought-iron bars to basement.

INTERIOR: Offices off 2 light wells, each with flagged platforms on cast-iron columns and rolled steel joists.

Fine cast and wrought-iron stair balusters.

Statement of Interest

J M Robertson's first solo commission in Dundee.

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