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This building is in the Glasgow 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 5904 6553.


A N Paterson (Campbell Douglas and Paterson), 1908-10.

Edwardian Baroque. 5-storeys and attic, sunk basement, 3 x 5

main bays. Polished ashlar, channelled at ground floor. 1st

floor deep corbelled balustraded balcony broken at 1st bay

from E, Nelson Mandela Place; modillion cornice; balustraded

parapet with raised, corniced dies. Open pedimented,

keyblocked aedicule windows at angles in attic.


pedimented central doorpiece with lion mask corbels, plain

flanking lights. 1st and 2nd floor shallow canted central

tripartite bay flanked by vertically linked bipartite

windows; ground floor windows corniced with incised

architraves; 1st and 2nd in decorative architraves, 3rd floor

2-light, architraved windows with stone transomes; 4th floor

architraved single lights.

ELEVATION TO BUCHANAN STREET: repeats Nelson Mandela Place

window arrangement with central advanced 3-bay section

flanked by pilaster strips.

INTERIOR: finishes by Wylie and Lochhead with Guthrie Wells

and Scott Morton; plasterwork by George Bankart.


Built as The Liberal Club, became the Royal Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (latter moved to new premises 1987). Upgraded B to A 21.7.88.


B I Oct 16, 1907. A Dec 9, 1910. Studio Year Book 1909. Doak (ed) 1977, No 134. Information by courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research Unit. Gomme and Walker, 1968 pp 225, 297. SR Archives, D of G 2/1909.

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