45 BUCHANAN STREET AND 34-50 (EVEN NOS) MITCHELL STREET, FORMER WYLIE AND LOCHEAD'S (Ref:32992)
This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 23/03/1977.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NS 5896 6517.
3 separate warehouse premises now combined into one department
store. S section of Buchanan Street frontage (originally
Kemp's shawl emporium) 1853-4, 5 storeys (4th and 5th added
by Boucher and Cousland after fire of 1883). Cast-iron framed, pilastered masonry ends, diminutive segmental pediments over
Central section (original Wylie and Lochead building). James
Sellars (Campbell Douglas and Sellars) 1884 (rebuilt after
fire of 1883). Renaissance 5-storey and attic terracotta
frontage, Corinthian pilasters through lower 2 floors, central
broken segmental pediment with figures over entrance; divided
into 3 bays above ground floor with banded pilasters, 3 windows
to each bay, pilastered to 2nd and columned to 3rd; windows in
outer bays, bowed at 2nd and 3rd floors; decorated pilasters
to 3rd. Balustraded parapet with 3 tall arched dormers, whole
surmounted by cast-iron parapet.
INTERIOR: cast-iron framed, clad in terracotta, fireproof
construction. Long saloon rising 5 storeys, 4 main bays,
arched glass roof, mahogany staircase.
N SECTION: Boucher and Cousland for Mirrlees, Italianate
astylar, 5-storey, 7-bay. Top 2 storeys after 1883 fire.
Consoled pediments 1st floor windows, segmental pediments
2nd, architraves 3rd, plain pilasters between 4th; balustraded
parapet with coat of arms.
The rebuilding after the fire followed the same basic plan but
used the latest American theories on structural fire protection.
It is possible that only the top 2 storeys of the N Section
are by Boucher and Cousland.
Original Wylie and Lochead building dated 1884 on bracket.
BA May 21 1886 (illustration). Listed A for the importance
of the galleried interior.
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