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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: 06/11/1966


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 59200 65208
  • Coordinates259200, 665208


Robert Black and James Salmon Sen, 1849-50. Extensive

15-bay (6-3-6), Renaissance style, 3-storey offices,

(now domestic) with emphasis to central bays. Painted

ashlar. Base course, channelled ground floor and deep


GROUND FLOOR: central bays to each section pilastered,

wide entrance to close in left bay of central, slightly

advanced section, now columned window in right;

Venetian windows in both floors above with segmental

shell pediments to central lights and flanking windows.

Paired semi-circular headed lights to central windows of

outer sections at ground floor, 2 windows above with

apron balustrades and segmental shell pediments,

simplified in 2nd. All remaining windows with panelled

pilasters and corniced. Crowning balustraded and solid

die parapet. Decorative cast-iron gates to close.

12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.

Statement of Special Interest

Major watershed in terms of commercial building for

Glasgow, comparable with Royal Bank of Scotland, Gordon

Street. 1849 work was commissioned by Archibald

MacLellan, who had run a coach building company on the

site, destroyed by fire in 1847. Leased Messrs D & J

Macdonald, the largest firm of sewed muslin

manufacturers in Glasgow, until 1855.



Gomme and Walker, 1987, p.109, fig.84. Worsdall,

VICTORIAN CITY 1982, p.52.

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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