3. Triest House

3. Triest House

Architectural Trail

Triest House B&w

Formerly known as the Maxwell Hotel, this impressive building replaced the earlier Commercial Hotel which was on the same site. The building’s imposing frontage to Bridge Street is built in a French Renaissance style. This style was popular for commercial buildings in the latter part of the 19th century, distinguishable by its asymmetrical frontage and central high tower.

The building once featured its own ballroom but was demolished in the 1950s to make space for the car park which is still there today.

When it ceased to be a hotel, the building was converted into offices and was named Triest House by the current occupants, the Brothers of Charity Services (Scotland).

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Key Information

Date built:

Late 19th century, possibly 1858

Look up at:

The decorative iron “cresting” at the top of the central tower; a typical French Renaissance style detail.

Building open to the public:


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