266 GEORGE STREET (Ref:32709)
This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 09/03/1989.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NS 5939 6543.
Thomson and Sandilands, 1900. Former Parish Council offices. 3-storey, attic and basement. Edwardian Baroque red sandstone building with much carved decoration; symmetrical 5-bay elevation to George Street. End bays shallow advanced linked by band of masonry over 1st floor. Polished red ashlar, basement stonecleaned. Central doorway with polished pink granite Ionic columns supporting porch. Round-arched doorway with moulded archivolt and keystone, astragalled glazed fanlight. Porch with elaborate solid parapet balcony over which partly obscures 1st floor window. All ground floor windows round-arched with moulded archivolts supported on wide pilasters, each with bold keystone. To inner 3 bays, centrally placed single corbels supports solid base of 2-storey oriels which are interrupted by solid band of masonry over 1st floor (a false balcony). Oriels rise to curvilinear parapets. 3rd floor has large round-headed windows lighting hall with paired fluted Ionic columns separating bays and supporting deep cornice on impost blocks. To outer bays 2-storey oriel from 1st, set into 3-storey arched recess, pilastered round-arched window to 3rd; attic round-arched dormer. All sash and case windows with plate-glass glazing except inner bays at 3rd which have margin glazing. Heavy eaves cornice with balustraded parapet and die piers with urn finials. Central metal dome with ashlar lantern. To end bays lead French pavilion roofs. INTERIOR: good panelled timber doors, some good plaster cornices. Impressive stair with timber balusters and coloured leaded glass stair light. Glazed tile vestibule. Hall on 3rd floor with elaborate plasterwork Corinthian pilasters with gilded putti supporting coved cornice.
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