Engraving from Old & New Edinburgh - published 1890

Physicians' Hall

The Physicians' Hall  -  George Street

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  The Physicians' Hall

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The Physicians' Hall in George Street

The Physicians' Hall (described in Old & New Edinburgh as the Old Physicians' Hall)  is a prominent building on the south side of George Street, almost opposite St Andrew's Church.

It is in Grecian style and was built in 1775.

This site was purchased by the Commercial Bank of Scotland in 1843.  The bank demolished the Physician's Hall and commissioned David Rhind to design a new Head Office for them, to be constructed on this site.  

From 1848, for about a hundred and fifty years, this was a bank - first the Commercial Bank of Scotland, then, following a series of mergers, National Commercial Bank of Scotland, then Royal Bank of Scotland.  It now houses a restaurant and bar, named  The Dome.

The building appears to have undergone a number of modifications since the it was depicted in the engraving above.