Perth Royal Infirmary


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 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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