The Old Academy is an historic building in Perth, Scotland. Located on Rose Terrace, overlooking the southern end of the North Inch, it is a Category A listed building, built between 1803 and 1807. It was the home of Perth Academy between 1807 and 1932.
|Location||6–7 Rose Terrace,|
|Built||1803 to 1807, 215 years ago|
|Designated||20 May 1965|
The building formerly housed the 1696-founded Perth Academy (at the time specialising mostly in Maths and the sciences), the Grammar (specialising in mostly Classics, History and Philosophy), the English School, the French school, the Drawing and Painting school, and the Writing school. Together they were known as the public Seminaries.
The building's balustraded parapet with a clock and statues of Britannia and a British Lion was added in 1886, the work of sculptor William Birnie Rhind. His father, John Rhind, died in Perth three years later.
Perth Academy moved to its current location, in the Viewlands area of the city, in 1932.
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- The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Volume 1 (1866), p. 205
- Small Grants – Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust
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