Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
"Provost Skene's House" dates from at least 1545.
This old area of Aberdeen became very run down in the 19th century.
The house was known in 19th century as "Victoria Lodging House".
It was nearly demolished in slum clearance 1930s, but was eventually saved and restored 1951, opened to the public.
It was formally opened 1953 (see plaque and other shot) by the Queen Mother.
It is now a museum.
It is a listed building. See entry.
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