170, 172 HOPE STREET, LION CHAMBERS (Ref:33059)
This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 06/07/1966.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NS 5882 6567.
James Salmon Jun. (Salmon Son and Gillespie), 1905. Glasgow style Art Nouveau. 8-storey commercial building with shop at ground floor. 3 irregular bays to Hope Street with canted corner; 3 shallow canted return to Bath Lane. Reinforced concrete. Casement windows with small-pane glazing. 1st floor cill band. Sculpted panel between 1st and 2nd floor. Eaves cornice. Square canted section in southmost bay rising from 1st to 4th floor corbelled out on sculpted heads at 4th floor; wide semi-circular keyblocked window in panelled section in 6th surmounted by pedimented gable. Canted corner bay slightly advanced over 4th floor and surmounted on 7th floor by octagonal cupola with parabolic arched windows, bracketted cornices, small dormers, narrow central bay: circular window to 4th floor, small windows above, round-headed at 6th floor.Projecting southern return with simple fenestration surmounted by pedimented gable. Double stack rising from south-west angle. Return to Bath Lane: 3 shallow, canted return bays with metal casements.
Early example of reinforced concrete construction. Structural engineer LG Mouchel. Yorkshire Hennebique Contractor. Built for William G Black.
Information by courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research Unit; Doak (ed) 1977 No 160; Gomme and Walker, 1968 pp 224, 290; Architectural History, Vol 25 1985. S R Archives, D of G 2/806.
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