Black & White Photos From Pathhead, Kirkcaldy – Part 2

Continuing from my previous post (Black & White Photos From Pathhead, Kirkcaldy – Part 1), here are a few more photos taken in Kirkcaldy, going along Victoria Rd, and then down Dunnikier Road towards the harbour.

The first three photos show an old warehouse or factory (possibly the old Dunnikier Linoleum Works, built some time after 1895) on Victoria Rd.

 

Possibly the old Dunnikier Linoleum Works, Nairn Rd, Kirkcaldy

Possibly the old Dunnikier Linoleum Works, Nairn Rd, Kirkcaldy

 

Old Warehouse, Victoria St, Kirkcaldy

Old Warehouse, Victoria St, Kirkcaldy

 

Side view of Old Warehouse - Victoria Rd, Kirkcaldy

Side view of Old Warehouse – Victoria Rd, Kirkcaldy

 

The fourth photo shows St Marie’s RC church (now part of “The Polish Province of the Society of the Divine Saviour) built c1900 by John Bennie Wilson(?). The church was originally a Free Church, built in a tudor gothic style, with a tower and a squat spire.

 

St Marie's RC Church, Kirkcaldy

St Marie’s RC Church, Kirkcaldy

 

The final photo is of Kirkcaldy Fire Station, built in 1938, as a modern 3 storey ferro concrete framed purpose built fire station, with a tall square fire practice tower in the NE. This building is fairly typical of the Art Deco style that was popular in the 1930s.

 

Kirkcaldy Fire Station, purpose built in 1938

Kirkcaldy Fire Station, purpose built in 1938

 

 

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57 thoughts on “Black & White Photos From Pathhead, Kirkcaldy – Part 2

  1. As usual, I love your pictures but the most arresting for me are those of the old warehouse in Victoria Street …. the texture like rotting corrogated cardboard is absolutely fabulous.

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  2. I love photos like these, mainly because at any minute they could be gone and no record kept of them, the factory & warehouse. B&W make them timeless, the church and fire station especially so. Nice captures Andy 🙂

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    • Lol!!!! I actually always end up pronouncing it wrong Gilly, I pronounce the ‘L’, whereas it should be said like ‘kirkcoddy’. Even my parents get it right, and they live in Penzance! But I know what you mean about liking the way certain places sound, I like Cowdenbeath, but the actual place is very run down, and not a place you would go out of your way to visit! 🙂

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    • Thanks Lori 🙂 It certainly looks pretty well worn out. I’m guessing the corrugated piece on the end is only 50-60 years old, but they tend not to last much longer than that anyway. The rest of the building is no older than 120 years (its not shown on a map of the area from 1895), but I think it’s been derelict for at least the last 40 years or so, and hence looks pretty weather worn!

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  3. Black and White picture often look better. I don’t know what it is, but i look at pictures of Gastradamus in black and white, and i legitimately look better. Thanks for the likes, im fond to hear what you think about the new seaworld post that has gone up, when you get the chance, a comment would be excellent.

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