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60-62 (EVEN NOS) BUCHANAN STREET (Ref:32635)

This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the Glasgow Burgh. 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.

Description

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.

Notes

Built as offices of the North British Rubber Co.

References

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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