Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
North Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
North Lanarkshire
NS 73144 65150
273144, 665150


Thomas Smith, 1926. Narrow 4-storey and basement 'Glasgow style' former cafe, shop and domestic building. Timber and plate glass at ground and 1st floor, polished red sandstone ashlar at upper floors with brick return elevations, brick pediment with white-glazed brick bands. 2-pane timber sash and case windows at upper floors flanked by 2 storey quoin strips terminating in rectangular-section corniced and panelled stacks. FRONT ELEVATION: ground floor, original shopfront with figured glass door masked by plain modern shopfront; 1st floor, full-width 5-light plate glass window with 'COIA'S CENTRAL CAFE' above; 2nd floor, decorative wrought-iron verandah, recessed 4-light canted window with decorative wrought-iron parapet; 3rd floor, 4-light window, corniced and coped pediment.INTERIOR: not seen

Statement of Special Interest

The structure rises 2-storeys above adjoining buildings, and when built for Charles Coia, consisted of a billiards saloon in the basement, shop and dance hall on the ground floor, restaurant on the first floor, and domestic flats above. There was formerly a canopy (shown in early photographs) over the entrance.



COATBRIDGE EXPRESS, 15 September 1926; COATBRIDGE LEADER, 8 January 1927; Allan Peden, THE MONKLANDS, AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE (1992), p42; information ex Monkland District Council.

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