Trades' Maiden Hospital

 

Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

Trades' Maiden Hospital  -  Argyle Square

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Trades' Maiden Hospital

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

 

Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by A Cruse

    

Trades' Maiden Hospital

The Trades Maiden Hospital was situated on the eastern side of Argyle Square.  It had a frontage of 150 feet, and was founded in 1704.

The book Old & New Edinburgh comments that the hospital was intended for the daughters of decayed tradesmen, and was a noble institution founded in 1704 by the charitable Mrs Mary Erskine, the liberal contributor to the Merchant Maiden Hospital ane was a joint foundress of both.

 Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Merchant Maiden Hospital in Lauriston Lane

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