Assembly Rooms


Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

The Assembly Rooms  -  George Street

Engravings in 'Modern Athens'  -  The Assembly Rooms, George Street

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Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by A McClatchie



Assembly Rooms

The Assembly Rooms - 1829

The book Modern Athens described the Assembly Rooms in 1829:

"The Assembly-rooms occupy a building of considerable elegance, the front of which has recently been ornamented by an arcade and pediment.

The internal rooms were described as:

"A Ball-room, 92 feet in length, in width 42 and in height 40.  On the ground- floor is a Supper-room of the same length and breadth as the ball-room but not rising to an equal height."

[Modern Athens]

The Assembly Rooms - Today

The Assembly Rooms are now used to hold dances, antique fares and other events.  The rooms are particularly busy during the Edinburgh Festival in August each year.



Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

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