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McEwan Hall

McEwan Hall
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Location Edinburgh, Scotland
Coordinates
Completed 1897
Cost £115,000
Owner University of Edinburgh
Design and construction
Architect Sir Robert Rowand Anderson

The McEwan Hall is the graduating hall of the University of Edinburgh, in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. It was presented to the University in 1897 by William McEwan, brewer and politician, at a cost of £115,000.[1] Sir Robert Rowand Anderson was the architect.

The exterior of the D-shaped hall was completed in 1894. The interior, finished in 1897, is built in Italian Renaissance style, and features mural decorations from the hand of Robert Hope-Jones, and has been rebuilt and modified on various occasions afterwards.

Another striking feature of the McEwan Hall is its large dome. On the inside of the dome is a biblical inscription: Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom, and with all thy getting, get understanding. Exalt her and she shall bring thee to honour. (Proverbs 4:7).

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  1. ^ Donnachie, Ian (2004). "McEwan, William (1827–1913)".   (subscription or UK public library membership required)

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