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91 BUCHANAN STREET (Ref:32998)

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 5897 6526.

Description

Sir George Washington Browne (Edinburgh) 1896. Flemish gable-fronted commercial building with Francois Ier. detailing. Banded red and white sandstone. 3 storeys and attic with 2 window, elaborately decorated and scroll pedimented, asymmetrical, cantilevered bay on left over original entrance; to right large round-arched ground floor window (now door), cantilevered balcony above with wrought-iron balustrade; 5-light stone mullioned and transomed window above with alternate shaped and sculpted segmental heads. 5 lights at 2nd floor with serpentine heads. Shaped gable with scrolled details and obelisk finials and acroterion, narrow lights arranged 2-1-2, applied pilasters, bas relief sculpture. Corniced end stacks.

Notes

Interiors by C R Mackintosh and George Walton (now destroyed) for Mrs Cranston's Tea Room, now Clydesdale Bank (1987).

References

BA Feb 28 1896; B J April 15 1903. Howarth, Mackintosh p125. Doak (ed) 1977 No 116. Gomme and Walker, 1968 pp 198n, 286. Browne's drawings in Glasgow City Archives, Frank Worsdall Collection, Ref A235. Additional information by courtesy of Iain Paterson, Glasgow City Council.

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