115, 117, ST VINCENT STREET (Ref:33138)
This building is in the Glasgow, City Of 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 5878 6543.
John Burnet Snr, 1870. Italian Renaissance commercial building. 3 storeys and basement, 7 bays. Polished ashlar; rusticated with voussoired lintels ground floor. Outer distyle porticos with composite columns (polished granite) on high pedestals, stone steps rising through, arched entrances with fanlights, modillion cornices. 5 inner windows simplified cornice linked to porticos. Plate glass sash and case windows in architraves at upper floors. 1st floor: balustraded balconies breaking forward over porticos and in 3 central bays on sculpted figurehead consoles; semi-engaged Corinthian colonnade breaking forward to segmental pedimented aedicules with sculpted tympana in outer and central bays. 2nd floor: windows in shouldered and lugged architraves on cill band. Incised eaves frieze, stylised modillion cornice advanced with coupled consoles at ends. Solid panelled die parapet with swagged pyramidal finials.
Built for Union Bank.
Upgraded B to A 21.7.88
Gomme and Walker 1968, p 295. B N 1870 p.293.
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