60-62 (EVEN NOS) BUCHANAN STREET (Ref:32635)
This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 15/12/1970.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NS 5900 6522.
Robert Thomson (with Andrew Wilson assisting), 1894-96. Free style, commercial building of 7 storeys. Red sandstone ashlar, elevator building, narrow gable frontage to Buchanan Street. Brick rear. Modern ground floor.
Buchanan Street elevation: broad, canted 5-light window rising through 1st to 3rd floors in each bay, set in recess, the latter semi-elliptically arched over 4th floor 5-light window, with carved angels to spandrels. Figures under canopies on outer piers at 4th floor; serpentine balcony to 5th floor window. Heavily consoled semi-circular canopy over gable window; stepped gable with elaborate scrolls, pendants and finials.
S side to Springfield Court: 5 narrower bays, each treated similarly to centre bay to Buchanan Street, with only outer W bay gabled; paired arched windows in 7th floor to remaining bays, with parapet and wallhead stack.
Plate-glass glazing to sash and case windows.
Built as offices of the North British Rubber Co.
GAPC 22.11.1898. Gomme and Walker 1987, p.261, fig 252. Glasgow City Archives, DOG Ref 1/3255; drawn April/May 1894; petition 2 July 1894; completed 30 July 1896.
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