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17 George Street, Oban

A Category C Listed Building in Oban, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.4132 / 56°24'47"N

Longitude: -5.4723 / 5°28'20"W

OS Eastings: 185898

OS Northings: 729964

OS Grid: NM858299

Mapcode National: GBR DCWR.S5N

Mapcode Global: WH0GK.X29C

Plus Code: 9C8PCG7H+73

Entry Name: 17 George Street, Oban

Listing Name: 15-17 (Odd Nos) George Street, and 2-3 Queen's Park Place, Single Storey Shops

Listing Date: 16 May 1995

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 384314

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38838

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200384314

Location: Oban

County: Argyll and Bute

Town: Oban

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Tagged with: Retail store

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Alexander Shairp, 1884, single storey arcaded shop units, polygonal plan adjoining N wall of Caledonian Hotel with chamfered bays to outer elevation. Painted ashlar; stall risers with projecting pedestals, engaged polished granite columns with Corinthian capitals and bases framing stilted segmental-arched window and door openings, string course, deep frieze, bracketted cornice and blocking course above. Decorative cast-iron brattishing on blocking course enclosing flat roof.

Statement of Interest

Column and arch pattern consistent except for No 2/3 where a later shopfront has been installed. Originally built as 6 units for Agnes Angus of the Imperial Hotel, Nos 2/3 were altered in 1929 for Robert Lindsay, jeweller, by Lake Falconer, architect creating the current (1993) 5 shop units. The original granite columns still survive within the later work. This type of shop unit rarely survives with this many details intact.

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