Date: 28 November
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
The heritage specialist Steven Robb of Historic Environment Scotland will talk about the interwar designs of Edinburgh's City Architect, Ebenezer James MacRae.
MacRae became City Architect in 1925 and took over responsibility for housing from the City Engineer, Adam Campbell, the following year. Whereas Campbell had experimented with different building types and prefabrication, MacRae returned to traditional masonry construction, holding firm against Modernism, until wartime restrictions caused a change in direction. His work shaped much of the city outside its centre and visualises the conflicting positions held about Modernist architectural design.
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