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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Doyle's flat in Edinburgh for sale

From The Scotsman:

As well as modernising the flat from top to toe, Catrina and Graham also unearthed some intriguing facts about the flat's history and one of its former occupants. According to family folklore, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived in the flat from 1875 and the property may well have provided the inspiration for scenes in some of the author's Sherlock Holmes stories. There is no Scottish equivalent of the blue plaque scheme which English Heritage use to mark properties where notable historical figure once stayed. If there was, the Argyle Park Terrace property would be in with a strong chance of wearing one. The young Conan Doyle studied medicine at Edinburgh University from 1876 to 1881. The medical faculty is a short walk from Argyle Park Terrace. After a spot of sleuthing that Holmes himself might have been proud of, the Cruickshanks have managed to link the two facts and add some flesh to the bones of what their family had always suspected.
Yes, but in real estate it's important to ask: Is it near an elementary, my dear Watson?


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