McCaig's Folly, Oban, Argyll

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RIBApix ref no RIBA33822
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: Scotland
Subject Date1897
Image Date1963
Library ReferenceESP/SCO/370 (ES1006)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This replica of the Colosseum in Rome was undertaken in 1897 by a local banker, John Stuart McCaig, but was never completed. It was erected at a cost of £5,000 as both a job creation scheme at a time of high unemployment in the area and as a lasting monument to the McCaig family.

Subject tags

arches, stone, monuments, follies