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Latitude: 56.9635 / 56°57'48"N
Longitude: -2.211 / 2°12'39"W
OS Eastings: 387265
OS Northings: 785831
OS Grid: NO872858
Mapcode National: GBR XK.2QK4
Mapcode Global: WH9RN.07DJ
Entry Name: 26 to 32 (Even Nos) Evan Street
Listing Date: 23 March 2006
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 398241
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50257
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside
Traditional County: Kincardineshire
Possibly Colonel Tawse and Messrs Hall, 1936. Single storey and 2-storey with attic, 6-bay, terraced, Art Deco style former Co-operative building adjoining separately listed Carron Restaurant, Cameron Street. Fine decoratively-astragalled top-lights, coloured glass medallions and original shop doors with brass door furniture. Granite ashlar shop fronts, with crenellated, crowstepped darker ashlar 1st floor bays; harl and coursed rubble to side. Oversized stylised keystone and capitals.
N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3 single storey bays to right of centre incorporating stepped moulded shop front at outer right with large centre keystone, deep-set centre door with margined glazing and original handle, flanking fixed display windows and 3-part decorative top light with coloured glass medallion depicting grocery basket over entrance. Paired smaller shops to left with deep-set outer doors (that to right as above), inner display windows and dividing pillar, shop to right with coloured glass medallion depicting cow's head and that to left with wheatsheaf (see Notes). Further pillar to outer left adjoining 2-storey building with 2 similar (but altered) shops, that to centre with decorative top light with pestle and mortar medallion. Broader shop at outer left comprising 2-part fixed display window, boarded top light and doorway to outer angle with metal roller giving way to deeply in-canted door, mosaic-tiled floor with monogrammed 'NCSL' and flanking display windows. 1st floor with 3 wide-centre tripartite windows and 4-light window to outer left angle, later out-of-character flat-roofed dormer to left.
E (ANN STREET) ELEVATION: shop front with 2-part fixed display window and huge centre keystone to right, 2 doors to left and asymmetrical fenestration at 1st floor; small roundheaded window in gablehead.
Original Art Deco glazing combining horizontal patterning with Deco symbols in metal windows to all shop fronts (some obscured by modern fascias); modern glazing above ground. Grey slates, single storey bays with piended roof and large horizontal rooflight to W. Coped ashlar gablehead stacks with cans.
Listed for its prominent corner position, unusual and largely intact façade with fine shop fronts, and historic significance of the former Northern Co-operative Society. Each shop unit was readily identified by its individual medallion for butcher, baker, grocery and pharmacy. Unfortunately the draper and shoemaker medallions cannot be seen but remain in place. The former bakery department links internally with, and remains a part of, the category 'B' listed Carron Restaurant in Cameron Street. The Art Deco glazing is repeated in the Carron Restaurant, and is described by McKean as 'the finest Art Deco patterned glazing surviving '.. in Scotland'.
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