Listed Building

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156-164 (EVEN NOS) BUCHANAN STREET WITH 48-50 (EVEN NOS) WEST GEORGE STREET, TOWER BUILDINGLB32642

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
15/12/1970
Local Authority
Glasgow
Planning Authority
Glasgow
Burgh
Glasgow
NGR
NS 59081 65520
Coordinates
259081, 665520

Description

James Sellars (Campbell Douglas and Sellars), circa 1877.

Thomsonesque Grecian, 3-storey and attic, commercial

building. Cream sandstone ashlar; modern shop fronts at

ground; 1st and 2nd floor cill course and main cornice

with blocking course; shallow channelled banding at 1st

floor.

BUCHANAN STREET: 3 canted oriels at 1st and 2nd floor

with transoms to 1st floor lights; pedimented dormer to

each bay with acroteria, breaking blocking course.

Corner chamfered with canted bays at 1st and 2nd floor,

with carved friezes, and with bowed 6-light attic pavilion

with rosette frieze and dentils, zig-zag ornament above

cornice; wallhead stacks flanking corner bay on each

return, with carved panels to 1st floor, inscribed "Tower

Buildings".

WEST GEORGE STREET: 2 corniced doorways in outer bay,

with carved friezes and street numbers 48 and 50; canted

oriel at centre and dormer above, detailed as Buchanan

Street elevation; single bay to right single windows at 1st

and 2nd floor.

Plate-glass with top hoppers and casements, some 2-pane

with 3-pane hoppers. Slated mansard.

Statement of Special Interest

Alterations were made in 1964.

References

Bibliography

Gomme and Walker 1987, p.308.

About Listed Buildings

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