Lost Edinburgh: Binns Department Store, West Princes Street

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Pictured in the 1950s, The old Binns Department Store on West Princes Street.

In a break from the norm in our Now and Then slideshows, this shot shows that Princes Street was actually busier in the 1950s than it was in 2012. It’s a safe bet that the tramworks played a significant part in that however.

Also the passage of time has allowed a tree to grow across from what is now Frasers.

1950s picture: TSPL - You can purchanse images here: http://thescotsmanpublications.newsprints.co.uk/

2012 picture: David McLean

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