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140, 142 ST VINCENT STREET AND 153, 155 HOPE STREET, ROYAL BANK BUILDING (Ref:33159)

This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the Glasgow Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 21/07/1988.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 5878 6549.

Description

Burnet and Boston, circa 1900. Late Victorian Renaissance commercial building. Red sandstone ashlar with rusticated ground floor. 6-storey, attic and basement with frontage to St Vincent Street, 2 unequal bays, canted angle and 6 bays to Hope Street. 2 pedimented Ionic porches and central arched window in rusticated ground floor; balustraded parapet over 1st floor; W bay canted window through 2nd, 3rd, 4th floors with main cornice, 5th and attic under segmental pedimented Ionic feature with coupled and fluted columns; carved friezes over 3rd floor windows in canted bay. Corner oriel corbelled over ground, detailed as canted bay but with engaged Ionic columns to octagonal attic with broad-eaved, flattened domed roof with Art Nouveau finial. 6-bay flank to Hope Street, semi gable at S end balanced by tower feature with elaborate bay at N end; 4-bays between with round arched openings at ground, tripartite to 1st and 2nd, canted windows 3rd and 4th set between giant Ionic columns, over arches with carved spandrels to 5th; balustrated parapet above, gable dormers. INTERIOR: modernised, some original stained glass survives.

Notes

References

1st scheme, B.I. May 16th 1896.

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