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Listed Building

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91 BUCHANAN STREETReference: LB32998

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 58977 65269
  • Coordinates258977, 665269


Sir George Washington Browne (Edinburgh) 1896. Flemish gable-fronted commercial building with Francois Ier. detailing. Banded red and white sandstone. 3 storeys and attic with 2 window, elaborately decorated and scroll pedimented, asymmetrical, cantilevered bay on left over original entrance; to right large round-arched ground floor window (now door), cantilevered balcony above with wrought-iron balustrade; 5-light stone mullioned and transomed window above with alternate shaped and sculpted segmental heads. 5 lights at 2nd floor with serpentine heads. Shaped gable with scrolled details and obelisk finials and acroterion, narrow lights arranged 2-1-2, applied pilasters, bas relief sculpture. Corniced end stacks.

Statement of Special Interest

Interiors by C R Mackintosh and George Walton (now destroyed) for Mrs Cranston's Tea Room, now Clydesdale Bank (1987).



BA Feb 28 1896; B J April 15 1903. Howarth, Mackintosh p125. Doak (ed) 1977 No 116. Gomme and Walker, 1968 pp 198n, 286. Browne's drawings in Glasgow City Archives, Frank Worsdall Collection, Ref A235. Additional information by courtesy of Iain Paterson, Glasgow City Council.

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