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Derry Duff outside the White House - c1947

Derry Duff outside the White House - c1947

Date Added: 04 January 2006 Contributor: Paul Thomas Year: 1947 Picture No: 1438

Albums: Buildings


I think this is one of my favourite photos of my Grandad. i was wondering, what is the white house and what is its significance? Comment left on 05 January 2006 at 18:04 by Paul Thomas
Paul the White House was built by logans the same guy who built the Tay Bridge and started Logan Air it is at the bottom of Bayview Crescent and was once, i believe a Doctors Surgery and home to the Doctor at the time. Comment left on 07 January 2006 at 13:58 by Ronald Young
The doctor referred to was a Dr. Gibson, I personally don't think Logan's were in business when this house was built? It was bought by a Mrs Landale 1950's for �2000!! At one time I thought my father
would like to have bought it, because of the clear view of the Firth, and close proximity to the Lifeboat shed at that time. Alas.......what might have been.
Comment left on 07 January 2006 at 22:23 by Clem Watson
Im not sure of the Logan family history Clem But Willie Logan was born in 1913 and was a director with Duncan Logan (contractors) ltd and started on the Tay bridge project in 1963, so possibly Duncan might have been the father and had started the business a good while before. The present occupier has some papers that say Logans built it so maybe they were on the go then. Comment left on 08 January 2006 at 19:48 by Ronald Young
Here's a bit of useless information - I have two wardrobes that used to belong to Willie Logan here in Forsyth House! Comment left on 09 January 2006 at 14:25 by Estelle Quick
Here's another bit of useless information.. I believe that this was the first house to have electric Garage Doors! I wonder if it's true? Comment left on 20 January 2006 at 11:51 by Dave Newman
Duncan Logan was indeed Willie Logan's father and founded Duncan Logan (Contractors) Ltd. Willie Logan founded Loganair in 1963, predominantly to transport the construction company's employees. Ironically, Willie was killed in a plane crash in 1966. The company went into liquidation in the early 1970s during the building of the Foyers hydro electric-scheme, following on from several other building contract for the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board. Comment left on 29 October 2006 at 20:49 by Ewen Lindsay
Is this the same building on George Street? Comment left on 31 March 2010 at 20:57 by Paul Thomas
No, it's on Marine Terrace/Bayview Crescent. Here it is on Google Streeview - it may take 20 seconds to load. Comment left on 31 March 2010 at 23:18 by Garve Scott-Lodge
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