31st March 1839

Edinburgh architect Robert Morham is born

Paris has Haussmann; Edinburgh has Robert Morham. He laid out Princes Street Gardens, remodelled the interior of St Giles’ Cathedral and Edinburgh City Chambers; built markets at Fountainbridge and Waverley; built Dalry, Portobello and Infirmary Street baths; and remodelled the observatory on Calton Hill, among many other works. He died in June 1912 and is buried at Edinburgh’s Morningside Cemetery.

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh



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