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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 58793 65372
  • Coordinates258793, 665372


Alexander Thomson (A and G Thomson), 1864, with later additional storeys by J H Craigie, 1902-07. 1st-3rd floors with distinctive Thomsonesque Greek details. 6 storeys and attic with modern shops at ground floor. 15 bays. Polished ashlar. Mostly casement windows.

1ST FLOOR: pilaster aedicule windows on continuous incised podium breaking forward at bases; each window has incised ornament at frieze and projecting cornice with antefixae and acroters; dado with anthemion and palmette; frieze sculpted anthemion separating bays; blind aedicules

in outer bays.

2ND FLOOR: stylised pilaster order with recessed glazing; blind outer bays with geometric incised design; entablature with disc and anthemion and palmette frieze, projecting cornice.

3RD FLOOR: former eaves gallery supported on sculpted consoles; geometric Greek and incised star and disc frieze; cornice.

4th and 5th floor on continuous podium; elaborate Edwardian Graeco- Baroque top hammer. Bays arranged 1-3-2-3-2-3-1: 2 outer, 1 central with tetrastyle Ionic fluted attached porticos, pedimented in centre; pilaster architraved to 4th floor with mutual cornice; pilasters

dividing bays rising through 4th and 5th floors. Main cornice with full entablature. Central 3-bay window with elaborate central aedicule in attic storey 3-bay cupolas over exaggerated attic windows in outer bays with 3-lights separated by carved consoles, broken, shaped cornice

above cut by single light corniced windows. Set-back dormers.

Statement of Special Interest

Upgraded B to A 21.7.88



APSD. S R Archives, D of G (DOPW 19) 21 July 1864, A and G Thomson given permission "to re-erect or alter a tenement recently destroyed by fire in Gordon Street". MacFadzean, Thomson (illustration prior to addition of top storeys). S R Archives D of G1/9049 (1902)

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Listed Buildings

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