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46-50 (EVEN NOS) DARNLEY STREET AND 49-53 (ODD NOS) FORTH STREET, MILLER AND LANG BUILDING, POLLOKSHIELDS, ALSO KNOWN AS 50 DARNLEY STREET (Ref:33402)

This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the Glasgow Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 22/03/1977.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 580 634.

Description

D B Dobson (John Gordon and D B Dobson); dated 1902.

Commercial building with 3-storey red ashlar front

(brick flanks). Modern movement. 4-light splayed bay to

right corbelled with angle over ground floor. Stepped

crenellated parapet with figure of Minerva. Corbelled

3-light bow to left with carved figure above 1st floor.

Top floor windows rise into roof. 2 first floor windows

over entrance. Elliptical arched and keyblocked entry

grouped under a sinuous cornice with a pair of smaller

entrances. The large double doors have oculi and art

nouveau detail to handle and lock plates. Unusual detail

to rainwater goods, griffin connecting rhones to right.

Exceptionally fine 1st floor interiors with coloured

stained-glass by W G Morton, figure mosaics, ironwork,

lamp fittings with holly, dolphin and mistletoe details,

original embossed finger-plates with sinuous door

handles, and other original fittings. Fluted columns with

free Ionic capitals, marble wall slabs and panelled

walls etc.

Notes

Category A for the fine and exceptionally complete art nouveau office interiors on 1st floor.

References

Buildings Industries February 14 1903. M Donnelly, GLASGOW STAINED GLASS, 1981, pp.32-3 (including plate).

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