Old Manse, Oban
Oban UP Church (and hall) Cost £1,800to build.
19 July 1868 Building opened. John McKillop Architect 1867 1868. John McKillop was in practice in Tweeddale Street, Oban in 1868. He would appear to have ceased practice by 1884 when Oban Dean of Guild Records began.
It later became Dunollie Road UF Church
United Presbyterian Church, Oban and George Street Oban,
Faichney, Alexander Mailer. Oban and the District Around. Oban: Dunollie Road
United Free Church, 1902.
Scot DA 890 O2 F3 A description of Oban and its surrounding district, including prehistoric caves, ancient castles and churches. There is a chapter devoted to the history of the Dunollie Road United Free Church. Also included is Some Reminiscences of Oban in the Days of my Childhood, by David Macrae.
The Manse is now a guest house. Correspondence with the owners in 2007 showed that they had been told by many sources that their Old Manse ( built in 1865) was connected to the church that was opposite St Johns church on George Street ( next to the cinema). This church is now a Hydrelectric shop selling TVs but you can still see the church building. You can see it in very old photos in the Old Oban book so it is certainly circa 1900s, Apparently the spire on the church fell down in the 1920s and it was never restored so the Manse became connected to the big white UP church on the esplanade next to the cathedral.