Leith Local History Society

Sailors’ Home

old coloured postcard of the Sailor’s Home, now the Malmaison Hotel

Sailor’s Home

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old coloured postcard of the Sailor’s Home, now the Malmaison Hotel

Sailor’s Home in 2012, now the Malmaison Hotel,

Photo: D King; Date: 25/06/2012

Sailor’s Home
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An early postcard of the Sailors’ Home, Tower Place, Leith, and a current view. The building was started in 1883 with a subscription of £9,000 to accommodate 56 seamen, 9 officers and 50 shipwrecked seamen. It is now the Malmaison Hotel, opened in 1994.