John Allan exhibition 24 March-21 May 2017, Stirling Smith

29-31 Friars Street
Dean of Guild drawing for 29-31 Friars St, 1902 by John Allan (Stirling Council Archives)

SCHT is organising an exhibition as part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology (YHAA) to celebrate the life and work of Stirling architect, John Allan (1847-1922). Born 170 years ago, his striking and distinctive buildings include Wolf Craig, 29-31 Friars Street and numerous villas in the King’s Park area.

The exhibition will explore the architecture and materials used as well as the curious symbols and mottoes which are present on the facades of many of his buildings. The exhibition will include copies of Dean of Guild Court plans of his designs, held in Stirling Council Archives and incorporate new research undertaken by Stirling Local History Society.

Local school children from Allan’ s Primary School took part in an art project working with artist Iona Leishman and their lovely depictions of the buildings will also be on display.

The exhibition opens on Friday 24 March at the Stirling Smith Museum and Art Gallery and will run for 2 months until 21 May.

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