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
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
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.