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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 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 5909 6554.

Description

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.

Notes

Formerly known as Dundas House. Built for British Workmen's and General Assurance Company. Fashionable elevator building, suited to narrow sites of city-scape.

References

B 17.9.1988. GAPC 14.6.1989. Gomme and Walker 1987, p.286.

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