1, 1A GLASGOW GREEN, PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM AND WINTER GARDEN (Ref:33838)
This building is in the Glasgow 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 6002 6426.
A B MacDonald, City Engineer, 1894-8, as museum with huge winter garden near full-width of rear wall to SW. Museum is in Renaissance style. Elaborate, 3-storey and symmetrical, with advanced centre and ends, red ashlar, rich sculptured detail, ground floor arched and channelled, Corinthian order at 1st floor and balustrade, statuary at 2nd floor and centre roof dome over.
French roofs (slated) over ends. Grand central stair within has art nouveau detailing to wrought-iron balustrades.
WINTER GARDEN: is massive, fully-glazed above red ashlar base, cast-iron and steel framing, curved end (D-ended on plan), decorative cast-iron columns and brackets inside, latticed steelwork; paired stair/lift shaft turrets built 1988-90 against museum rear wall, reproducing brick and red sandstone of original.
Museum houses Glasgow local history collection.
Builder May 5th 1894 and June 9th 1894 ($19,000).
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