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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 15/12/1970


  • Local Authority: Glasgow
  • Planning Authority: Glasgow
  • Burgh: Glasgow

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 59097 65542
  • Coordinates259097, 665542


John A Campbell, 1898. Free style commercial building,

7-storey, red sandstone ashlar with polished granite base

course and entrance bay. Rusticated and roll-moulded

door surround and fanlight with wrought-ironwork at

centre of Buchanan Street front, flanked by modern shop

fronts; cornices above ground and 1st floors. 6-light

canted oriel to centre and left from 1st to 4th floors,

crowned by balustrade; elaborately pilastered and

columned, sculpted keystoned arched 5th floor window,

sculpted frieze in gable with apex aedicule. Pilaster

strips adorning tall wallhead stack to right from 2nd

floor, set above carved panel inscribed "The Dundas

House". Chamfered corner to SW by Dundas Lane, with

tripartite windows from 1st to 6th floors, with consoled

aedicule in centre light of 5th floor and carved panels

above smaller lights at 6th floor; broad eaves above dentil


DUNDAS LANE: brick gable to left with raised gablehead

stack from 2nd floor, sadly shortened, and with windows

to right. Slighly recessed glazed brick bays to E, of 5

paired bays set in arched panels with red sandstone

lintels and tripartites under timber bracketted eaves.

Plate-glass sash and case windows to front, 4-pane to

Dundas Lane.

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly known as Dundas House. Built for British Workmen's

and General Assurance Company. Fashionable elevator

building, suited to narrow sites of city-scape.



B 17.9.1988. GAPC 14.6.1989. Gomme and Walker 1987, p.286.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

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Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see

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