Perth Royal Infirmary

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Perth Royal Infirmary

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The Perth City and County Infirmary was completed and open to patients on 1st October 1838. The building was designed by city architect William Macdonald Mackenzie (1797-1856) in the Grecian style of architecture. The hospital was funded by contributions and subscriptions and the original cost of the land and buildings was £6812-15-3 ½ and contiuned to be supported by congregational collections, donations from idividuals and by a number of legacies. After various additions and alterations to the hospital, a new building was erected with the original building now housing the A.K. Bell Library. The new Perth Royal Infirmary was built in 1914 in Taymount Terrace and cost £36,000, largely from donations, supcriptions and fund-raising. The P.R.I is still in use as a hospital today.


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