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This building is in the Glasgow Council and the Glasgow Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 06/11/1966.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 5920 6520.


Robert Black and James Salmon Sen, 1849-50. Extensive

15-bay (6-3-6), Renaissance style, 3-storey offices,

(now domestic) with emphasis to central bays. Painted

ashlar. Base course, channelled ground floor and deep


GROUND FLOOR: central bays to each section pilastered,

wide entrance to close in left bay of central, slightly

advanced section, now columned window in right;

Venetian windows in both floors above with segmental

shell pediments to central lights and flanking windows.

Paired semi-circular headed lights to central windows of

outer sections at ground floor, 2 windows above with

apron balustrades and segmental shell pediments,

simplified in 2nd. All remaining windows with panelled

pilasters and corniced. Crowning balustraded and solid

die parapet. Decorative cast-iron gates to close.

12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.


Major watershed in terms of commercial building for Glasgow, comparable with Royal Bank of Scotland, Gordon Street. 1849 work was commissioned by Archibald MacLellan, who had run a coach building company on the site, destroyed by fire in 1847. Leased Messrs D & J Macdonald, the largest firm of sewed muslin manufacturers in Glasgow, until 1855.


Gomme and Walker, 1987, p.109, fig.84. Worsdall, VICTORIAN CITY 1982, p.52.

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