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24 ST VINCENT PLACE, CITIZEN BUILDING (Ref:32840)

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 5912 6542.

Description

T L Watson, 1885-9. Dutch Renaissance, 4-storey, attic and basement office building and printing works. 6 asymmetrical bays. Red Ballochmyle sandstones; brick rear; fireproof construction. Arched openings to ground with doorway off-centre to left; 2-leaf panelled doors with fanlight. Ground floor bays divided by panelled pilasters; 3 right bays with Corinthian detailed treatment to portico, ornately carved columns. Roundel freize above ground floor, with CITIZEN OFFICE in roundels of right half. Mullioned and transomed bipartites at 1st and 2nd floor, with 2 canted bays off-centre to right at 1st floor. Consoled balconies to 2nd floor flat windows and above canted bays. Ornate frieze above 2nd floor, broken by pedimented panels over each window. 4 depressed arches with recess windows to 3rd floor, with elaborate carving to dividing piers and spandrels. Corbelled clock to outer right at 3rd floor with 2 faces, and single window to outer left with segmental pediment. 1 dormer to outer left with broken segmental pediment; 2 stepped and scrolled gables at centre and right with round-arched bipartite windows flanked by slender columns. Octagonal turret with arcaded and leaded cupola to outer right. Modern small-pane timber glazing at ground; plate glass casements above slated roofs with clay ridge tiles. CITIZEN LANE (REAR) ELEVATION: asymmetrical with bipartite windows and 2 wallhead gables. INTERIOR: simple coffered ceiling to main office, pilasters with ornate capitals; panelled ingoes to round- arched windows.

Notes

Commissioned by James Hedderwick and Sons as EVENING CITIZEN newspaper offices. Early and striking design in red sandstone construction, enhanced by the white faience and sandstone of flanking buildings. Carving by James Hendry. W J Anderson draughted the ground floor in his time as office assistant to T L Watson.

References

BA 31 May 1889. BN 2 January 1891, ACADEMY ARCHITECTURE 1893 p.69. Hume 1974, p.210. Worsdall VICTORIAN CITY p.61.

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