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110, 120 ST VINCENT STREET AND 29-37 (ODD NOS) RENFIELD STREET AND WEST GEORGE LANE, BANK OF SCOTLAND (Ref:33156)

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 5883 6548.

Description

James Miller, 1925-27. Modern classical 8-storey and raised basement commercial building. 9 x 6 bays. Ashlar. Plinth forming stylobate for giant order of engaged Greek Ionic fluted colonnade in antis to St Vincent Street, pilastrade to Renfield Street; wide angle pilasters with rosette necking; basement set behind colonnade storey above with channelled masonry, continuing 1 bay to eastern return; plain windows in deep reveals, tall metal glazed section lighting banking hall at raised ground floor; metal frieze; 1st floor windows plain, bold entablature with dentil band metal plain 2nd floor windows with elaborate Greek key frieze above forming cill band to 3rd and supporting giant pilastrade rising to 5th floor with metal panels between floors; rosette frieze and cornice. 6th floor with plain bipartite windows, rosette frieze and very elaborate main cornice. 1 bay northern return to West George Lane continues main elevation detailing. Rear elevation with twin towers of white glazed brick, metal catwalks at 3rd to 6th floors. INTERIOR: Marble columned banking hall (lowered ceiling).

Notes

Formerly Union Bank. The idea for the design came from the work of York and Sawyer (Chicago). Upgraded B to A 21.7.88

References

Information by courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research Unit. Gomme and Walker 1968, pp. 228, 295. Doak (ed) 1977, No 171. S R Archives, D of G 1925/385.

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