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Kilbirnie Heritage
Material from the collection of artist Elizabeth Joy Steele
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The Knox Institute

Built 1892. 3-storey corner building with 4 bays to west and 5 bays to north and angle bay. Stugged ashlar with polished dressings. Door in angle with round-headed aedicular window above; corbelled angle turret at 2nd floor with 3 narrow, pilastered round-headed lights, and panelled drum and parapet above. Ground floor openings linked by narrow pilaster strips. North elevation has 2 doors and 2 large shop windows, door to left with fanlight. Continuous cornice over ground floor. 1st floor has off-centre Venetian window flanked by round-headed aedicular windows, round-headed window with apron panel to left. Panelled pilasters flank end and angle bays and support frieze and dentilled cornice in 1st and 2nd floors. Galleried 2nd floor with broad round-headed pilastered windows, small round-headed window to outer bay; balustraded parapet above. Similarly detailed elevation to Main Street, has 2 large shop windows to ground floor; 2 Venetian windows to 1st floor and 2 pairs of broad round-headed windows to 2nd floor and parapet above. End stacks and piended slate roof.