144, 146 WEST GEORGE STREET, CORNHILL HOUSE (Ref:33241)
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 5883 6557.
James Sellars (Campbell Douglas and Sellars), 1879 with sculpture by William Mossman. Built as The New Club. Redeveloped behind the facade. French classical 4-storeys basement and double attic, raised to outer bays. 7 unequal main bays; single outer bays breaking forward. Polished ashlar. All windows sash and case, plate glass. Asymmetrical at lower floors with regular central bays. Ground floor moulded cill band; 1st floor cornice, 2nd floor balcony projecting on brackets in centre; 3rd floor moulded cill band; plain entablature with eaves cornice. W BAY: shallow, canted, rising to 1st floor with architraved windows at ground and 1st floor, latter with incised frieze and small anthemion decoration at 1st relieved by 3/4 pilasters. E ENTRANCE BAY: fluted pedimented, arched entrance on giant pedestals with sculpted panels; relief figures in spandrels; entablature with richly sculpted frieze. Outer bays symmetrical from 2nd floor. 2nd floor tripartite windows, centrally pedimented with graduated pilasters; pilaster mullioned 3-light windows in 3rd repeated with architraves and cornice in 4th, surmounted by dormer rising through parapet flanked by diminutive piers. CENTRAL BAYS: 3 ground floor giant oculi in shaped pedimented panels, sculpted borders; 1st floor giant decorated 5-light console pilastrade with cast-iron balconies in continuous architraves. 2nd floor windows: 3 single window with centrally consoled pedimented, architraves and sculpted panels above string course. 3rd floor coupled pilastrade with recessed glazing. 3 pedimented dormers rising through parapet; oval attic lights with sculpted heads. Slate roof. Outer mansards, raised. Solid ashlar boundary walls with entrance wings.
Reconstructed behind facade.
Information by courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research
Unit. Gomme and Walker, 1968, pp 155, 298.
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