44-54 (EVEN NOS) JAMES WATT STREET (KNOWN AS 60 JAMES WATT STREET) (Ref:33069)
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 5840 6510.
Circa 1863. Tall classical warehouse, 3 storeys, basement and attic, 13 bays. Ashlar frontage, ground floor channelled, 3 outer bays shallow advanced, broad band course over ground floor gives base for Roman Doric pilasters supporting entablature with deep frieze into which attic windows inserted. Central arched entrance with consoled keystone; 2-leaf panelled door with wicket. Plain basement openings in
plinth with 1 shute in each outer block. All ground floor windows segmentally headed with voussoirs. 1st and 2nd floor windows linked in tall architraved and lugged frames with ramped heads; string course and aprons between 1st and 2nd. Bold entablature, with simplified triglyphs. Recessed parapet.
INTERIOR: basement cast-iron columns support brick vaulting; above cast-iron columns support double coupled timber beams and timber floors.
Built for Thomas Mann as grain and general freestores. Building demolished Spring 1995, facade retained.
J Hume, 1974, p.232. Worsdall: VICTORIAN CITY p 116. MD; MacAulay, THE BROOMIELAW, Dissertation Mackintosh School of Architecture. Gomme and
Walker 1968 p.291. Additional information courtesy of Iain Paterson, Glasgow City Council.
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