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84-94 (EVEN NOS) ST VINCENT STREET (Ref:33153)

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 5890 6545.

Description

John A Campbell 1908-9. Classical/Early Modern. 7 and

8-storey, 7-bay Portland stone commercial building.

Canted 1st, 4th and 7th bays rising to 6 storeys at

centre, 8 to outer bays.

CENTRAL BAY: central columned entry to No 90 with

balustraded parapet above, elaborately architraved 1st

floor; sculpture group at window head of 2nd; 6th floor

giant open segmentally pedimented stylised aedicule

rising to 7th floor, enclosing 2 recessed, window (6th with

carved heads) block panel above in stepped, parapet

section.

OUTER BAYS: simply detailed, panelled aprons with

sculpted drops at 7th floor; corniced.

LINKING BAYS: dropped lintel blocks to 1st floor deeply

recessed windows, apron panels; console corniced 2nd

floor windows with elaborate architraves; deep consoled

cornice balustraded parapet.

Wrought-iron gates at Nos 86 and 90. Canted bays to

rear elevation of white glazed brick green at ground

level. Henry Hope glazed steel casements.

Notes

Altered internally. Campbell's last office block built in year of his death. Former Northern Assurance Building. Upgraded B to A 21.7.88

References

Doak (ed) 1977, No 153. Gomme and Walker, 1968, p 295. Information by courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research Unit. S R Archives, D of G 2/2204, 2289. TD446/5/70/8

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