164A-168 (EVEN NOS) BUCHANAN STREET WITH 10 DUNDAS LANE, BRITTANIA BUILDINGS (Ref:32643)
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 5909 6554.
John A Campbell, 1898. Free style commercial building, 7-storey, red sandstone ashlar with polished granite base course and entrance bay. Rusticated and roll-moulded door surround and fanlight with wrought-ironwork at centre of Buchanan Street front, flanked by modern shop fronts; cornices above ground and 1st floors. 6-light canted oriel to centre and left from 1st to 4th floors, crowned by balustrade; elaborately pilastered and columned, sculpted keystoned arched 5th floor window, sculpted frieze in gable with apex aedicule. Pilaster strips adorning tall wallhead stack to right from 2nd floor, set above carved panel inscribed "The Dundas House". Chamfered corner to SW by Dundas Lane, with tripartite windows from 1st to 6th floors, with consoled aedicule in centre light of 5th floor and carved panels above smaller lights at 6th floor; broad eaves above dentil cornice. DUNDAS LANE: brick gable to left with raised gablehead stack from 2nd floor, sadly shortened, and with windows to right. Slighly recessed glazed brick bays to E, of 5 paired bays set in arched panels with red sandstone lintels and tripartites under timber bracketted eaves. Plate-glass sash and case windows to front, 4-pane to Dundas Lane.
Formerly known as Dundas House. Built for British Workmen's
and General Assurance Company. Fashionable elevator
building, suited to narrow sites of city-scape.
B 17.9.1988. GAPC 14.6.1989. Gomme and Walker 1987, p.286.
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