The History of Leith

January 22, 2007

City takes panes to remember Geddes

WHILE many of us could name Robert Adam as the 18th-century architect behind some of the elegantly proportioned avenues and crescents of Edinburgh’s New Town, how many people know the name Patrick Geddes?

Geddes was a man of many talents, among them botanist, sociologist, philosopher, developer and town planner, and his legacy to Edinburgh, and indeed the whole world, is to be commemorated in a specially commissioned stained glass memorial panel to be unveiled at the capital’s new council headquarters later this month. for more click here

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