72-80 (EVEN NOS) GORDON STREET, GROSVENOR BUILDING (Ref:33034)
This building is in the Glasgow Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 15/12/1970.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NS 5879 6537.
Alexander Thomson (A and G Thomson), 1864, with later additional storeys by J H Craigie, 1902-07. 1st-3rd floors with distinctive Thomsonesque Greek details. 6 storeys and attic with modern shops at ground floor. 15 bays. Polished ashlar. Mostly casement windows.
1ST FLOOR: pilaster aedicule windows on continuous incised podium breaking forward at bases; each window has incised ornament at frieze and projecting cornice with antefixae and acroters; dado with anthemion and palmette; frieze sculpted anthemion separating bays; blind aedicules
in outer bays.
2ND FLOOR: stylised pilaster order with recessed glazing; blind outer bays with geometric incised design; entablature with disc and anthemion and palmette frieze, projecting cornice.
3RD FLOOR: former eaves gallery supported on sculpted consoles; geometric Greek and incised star and disc frieze; cornice.
4th and 5th floor on continuous podium; elaborate Edwardian Graeco- Baroque top hammer. Bays arranged 1-3-2-3-2-3-1: 2 outer, 1 central with tetrastyle Ionic fluted attached porticos, pedimented in centre; pilaster architraved to 4th floor with mutual cornice; pilasters
dividing bays rising through 4th and 5th floors. Main cornice with full entablature. Central 3-bay window with elaborate central aedicule in attic storey 3-bay cupolas over exaggerated attic windows in outer bays with 3-lights separated by carved consoles, broken, shaped cornice
above cut by single light corniced windows. Set-back dormers.
Upgraded B to A 21.7.88
APSD. S R Archives, D of G (DOPW 19) 21 July 1864, A and G Thomson given permission "to re-erect or alter a tenement recently destroyed by fire in Gordon Street". MacFadzean, Thomson (illustration prior to addition of top storeys). S R Archives D of G1/9049 (1902)
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