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Standard Life Investments

Head Office

1 George Street

Photo 1

Entrance Hall

Possibly 1950s or 1960s

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to The Standard Life Assurance Company.                                            Photographer:  AG Ingram

Photo 2

Reception

Possibly 1950s or 1960s

Standard Life Investments Head Office  -  1 George Street

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to The Standard Life Assurance Company.                                            Photographer:  AG Ingram

 

Standard Life Head Office

1 George Street

Two Photos

I worked in several Edinburgh offices of The Standard Life Assurance Company and its subsidiary, Standard Life Investments, from 1963 to 2003.

I don't know when the two photos above were taken, but the they bring back memories of how the entrance to the company's Head Office in George Street used to look when I first knew it.

Photo 1

   

Entrance Hall

This photo was taken long before security passes were needed to get into the building.  This was the Entrance Hall, with just one Commissionaire on duty - when he was not at lunch.

-  The entrance to the left led into Georg Street.

-  The entrance in the centre led to the main staircase and the offices

-  The entrance to the right led to a small cloakroom.

-  There was also a Reception (See Photo 2).  It's entrance was directly behind where the camera was placed for the photo above.)

Photo 2

   

Reception

The Standard Life Assurance Company's business was conducted mostly by correspondence,  and less frequently by telephone.  The Head Office had only 9 external telephone lines in 1963.

Occasionally, a Policyholder would visit.  This is the Reception that they were taken to, for a cup of coffee and to discuss their  business.

The Reception looked very much the same when I retired from the company in 2003.

 

Standard Life Head Office

1 George Street

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