John Baird, 1854, courtyard, covered over and with
interior alterations, 1987. Main elevation to Buchanan
Street, returning to E into Springfield Court. 3-storey
and attic (full attic to E courtyard block, and 2-storey
and attic to wing). Originally a hotel, converted to
business chambers and commercial use.
BUCHANAN STREET ELEVATION: irregular astylar 3-5-5-4-2
bay, centre (5) and ends (3 x 2) advanced; modern shop
fronts at ground with 3 pends into square. All windows
in architraves, corniced at 1st floor, consoled pediments
to centre; continuous cill band to 1st and 2nd floors,
entablature with die parapet.
S SIDE ELEVATION: 4 advanced bays to left, with angled
bay before 18 to main elevation continuous cill band to
2nd floor windows; doorways to each of 18 bays at
ground, some blocked as windows; some blinded upper
E END ELEVATION: 18-bay with rounded corners and 1
consoled, pedimented doorway.
N SIDE ELEVATION TO SPRINGFIELD COURT: 16-bay to left and
centre, with recess to right before advanced gable end
of Buchanan Street block; alterations at ground.
12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.
Leaded parapet to side and rear elevations, with slated
mansard roofs; slated gabled roof to main W block.
INTERIOR: elevations of former courtyard radically altered
in interior conversion (1987). Additions in Art Nouveau
style, and glazed, pitched roof.