Argyll Rooms

The Argyll Rooms were destroyed by fire in February 1830 and although three fire engines were soon on the scene, frost had made access to water much more difficult. The fire had started at 10.30 in the evening, but water was not available until 11.45, by which time it was clear the building had been lost, although a number of pictures were saved. The great concert room was destroyed with large amounts of music and instruments also lost, although the building was insured for 15,000 pounds.

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