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Listed Building

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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 60029 64265
  • Coordinates260029, 664265


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.

Statement of Special Interest

Museum houses Glasgow local history collection.



Builder May 5th 1894 and June 9th 1894 ($19,000).

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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.

Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.

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