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GEORGE STREET, EDINBURGH, AND THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY REGISTER HOUSE OF ROBERT ADAM

GEORGE STREET, EDINBURGH, AND THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY REGISTER HOUSE OF ROBERT ADAM

George Street (bottom) is, after Princes Street, the most famous of Edinburgh's thoroughfares. Built originally for residential purposes, it was christened about the time that George IV paid his historic visit to the city (1822) and pleased all Scotland by clothing his portly figure in a kilt. The street is now devoted entirely to business premises. The Register House (top), where precious historical records and deeds are now preserved, was built in the Palladian style from the plans of Robert Adam, who, with his three brothers, built the Adelphi in London.

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