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151-157 (ODD NOS) QUEEN STREET (ST GEORGE'S BUILDINGS) (Ref:32819)

This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the Glasgow Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 06/07/1966.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 5915 6534.

Description

David Hamilton, circa 1834. 3-storey and attic classical office building. Razor-sharp ashlar masonry. Symmetrial 7 bays. Entrance at centre, flanked by broad panelled pilasters and with paired consoles to cornice; "St George's Buildings" on lintel and 2-leaf panelled doors retained. Modern shop front to right, with that to left retaining earlier details, and with panelled pilasters closing either side; frieze and cornice above. Giant order. Corinthian pilasters dividing 1st and 2nd floor windows; taller windows at 1st floor with pilastered jambs and corniced, distinctive 12-pane glazing pattern; cill course to architraved, 2nd floor windows. Fluted entablature above 2nd floor with scrolled acanthus panels as metopes; dentil cornice above. 3 centre bays of attic breaking attic cornice with blocking course above, and round-arched windows flanked by panelled pilasters. Windows in flanking outer bays with shouldered surrounds. Slate roof with slate-hung dormer. Sash and case windows.

Notes

Built on site of Hamilton's earlier building in Queen Street, the Theatre Royal of 1804, which was destroyed in 1829. Built for Archibald MacLellan. David Walker demonstrates the influence of Hamilton's use of the Giant order on Alexander Thomson.

References

Gomme and Walker 1987, pp.84n, 143, 150, figs.57, 128a.

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