The Hub, formerly The Assembly Hall and Talbooth Church, Castlehill
James Gillespie Graham (1776-1855) and Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852)
1842-1845; stair hall and library added by Hardy and Wight, 1893; conversion to "The Hub," Benjamin Tindall Architects, 1999
Junction of Lawnmarket, Castlehill and Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh
Work on what was originally a church and assembly hall was already in progress when Pugin visited Edinburgh in the summer of 1842. This was a project to which he had, apparently quite reluctantly, contributed. [Continued below]
Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009.
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