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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 15/12/1970.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 5851 6577.


Probably John Baird I, begun 1833; with later block by Andrew Robertson, 1930-2. 3-storey and basement symmetrical terrace block, 24 bays, arranged 3-6-6-6-3; 3-bay end blocks and 6-bay central section slightly advanced. Polished ashlar, channelled at ground floor; ground floor painted. Segmentally arched windows to ground floor; Greek Ionic columned porches to centre (altered) and ends; remaining doorpieces consoled. Mainly sash and case windows in architraves; corniced at 1st floor with consoled pediments to centre windows of end blocks. Bow window with Corinthian column mullions added at No 183. No 181 returns with 5 bays to Blythswood Street repeating main detailing with central pilastered doorpiece; corniced wallhead stack. 4-storey 3-bay ashlar block at 123 Blythswood Street to rear of No 181; further bay to outer left containing stair.

INTERIOR: 1893 Keppie and Mackintosh, Glasgow Art Club at No 185; panelled and carved door behind cast-iron gate; chimneypieces; some leaded glass. Original Ionic screen in entrance hall and in dining room.


Formerly Athol place. Listed A for quality of interior of the Glasgow Art Club. 123 Blythswood Street was designed for the West of Scotland Agricultural College.


Howarth (1977) pp41, 65, 195. Gomme and Walker BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND: GLASGOW (1968) pp78, 284.

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