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St James Square

Near the East End of Princes Street, Edinburgh

Aerial Views

Photo 1 - 1958

Photo 2 - Recent

Photo 3 - 1958 + Key

Photo 4 - Recent + Key

Photo 1

1958 Aerial View

Looking SW over St James' Square towards the GPO

Aerial View of St James Square  -   looking to the SW  - 1958

 Scotsman Publications Ltd.   Click here for web site details.     Licensed by Scran,   
Photo 99990859  Scran 000-000-
051-707-R           Photo published: Aug 12, 1958

Photo 2

Recent Aerial View

Google Image  -  published 2012

Aerial View of St James Square  -   looking to the south  -  Google Image published 2012

   Google. This page has been taken from the Google Earth web site, with acknowledgement to Alan Mark, Warriston, Edinburgh

Photo 3

1958 Aerial View + Key

Looking SW over St James' Square towards the GPO

Aerial View of St James Square  -   looking to the SW  - 1958  -  with key

 Scotsman Publications Ltd.   Click here for web site details.     Licensed by Scran,   
Photo 99990859  Scran 000-000-
051-707-R     Key added by Peter Stubbs      Photo published: Aug 12, 1958

Photo 4

Recent Aerial View + Key

Google Image  -  published 2012

Aerial View of St James Square  -   looking to the south  -  Google Image published 2012  -  with key

   Google. This page has been taken from the Google Earth web site, with acknowledgement to Alan Mark, Warriston, Edinburgh

Key added by Peter Stubbs

 

Enlarge these photos

and see this photo with a key

    Aerial View of St James Square  -   looking to the SW

 

Aerial Views of

Saint James' Square

Photos
1
and 3

Location

Photo 1 includes St James Square -  the open area near the NE boundary of the land enclosed by the yellow line that was developed to create the St James Centre shopping mall, government offices and King James Hotel.

At the bottom centre is St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, and beside it stands the shell of the Theatre Royal, destroyed by fire in 1946.

This photo was published in the Edinburgh Evening News on August 12, 1958.

Photo 3 is the same as Photo 1, but with a key added.

Demolition and Redevelopment

Almost all of the buildings in the St James Square area were demolished around 1970, to allow the area to be redeveloped as the Saint James' Centre Government Offices, hotel and shopping complex.

Thank you to Alan Monk for emailing me to remind me that the buildings on the right hand side of Photos 1 and 3 above (those with the light upper floor, on the west side of the square) were not demolished around 1970, and are in fact still standing today.*

This prompted me to take some photos of the area as it is today.  I hope to add these to the web site soon.

* Acknowledgement:  Alan Monk, Warriston, Edinburgh:  June 13, 2012

Photos
2
and 4

Photo 2 above is the image now (at 2012) being shown on Google Earth for St James Centre and the surrounding area.  Thank you also to Alan Monk for contacting me again and sending a copy of this photo to me.**

The GPO in this photo appears to be covered in material and still being redeveloped as new offices.  This suggests to me that the photo would probably have been taken a few years before 2012.

Photo 4 is the same as Photo 2, but with a key added.

**  Acknowledgement:  Alan Monk:  June 25, 2012

 

Close up view of

Saint James' Square

1956

Please click on the thumbnail image below to see another view of St James Square.  This view is a close-up of the buildings on the west side of the square, with the clock tower of the North British Hotel in the background.

This photo was published in the Edinburgh Evening News on May 3, 1956:

Saint James Square

 

St James' Square

 Edinburgh

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks