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752-756 (EVEN NOS) ARGYLE STREET AND 3, 5, 7 SHAFTESBURY STREET, SAVINGS BANK OF GLASGOWLB32953

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
15/12/1970
Local Authority
Glasgow
Planning Authority
Glasgow
Burgh
Glasgow
NGR
NS 57766 65520
Coordinates
257766, 665520

Description

James Salmon, junior and J Gaff Gillespie (Salmon, Son and Gillespie) 1899-1900, sculpture by Albert Hodge. Art Nouveau. 4-storey and attic tenement on corner with original bank at ground floor, 3 x 5 main bays. Polished ashlar, rear elevation squared rubble.

ARGYLE STREET ELEVATION: recessed entrance pilasters with sculpted, stylised capitals supporting arch recessed coved tympanum with mosaic; wrought-iron gates. 1st bay from W tripartite bowed section with sculpted details as angle bay.

Central bays 1st and 2nd floor windows linked vertically, pierced balcony, sculpted decoration; 2 lights on cill band at 3rd floor. Eaves cornice; 1 small dormer.

Ground floor dentil cornice with giant corbels supporting balcony over entrance. Canted corner bay corbelled out over ground floor with carved panels in outer faces, rising to octagon above eaves; fluted architraves at 1st and 2nd floor, sculpted figures at 1st floor, pediment over 2nd floor window; slim, engaged columns and sculpted panel with date above; facetted dome broken by gablets to alternate faces, weather vane. Windows on upper floors mainly sash and case with multi-pane glazing to upper sash.

ELEVATION TO SHAFTESBURY STREET: ground floor 3 large, arched windows with glazing bars; 2 entrances in N bays with shaped pediments; 1st bay from S diminutive loophole lights to each floor; central bays with 4 stylised pilasters supporting eaves cornice; 1st floor windows segmental or triangular pediments; sculpted blind balcony on corbels at 1st floor central bay.

INTERIOR TO BANK: geometric, marble-tiled floor, compartmented ceiling, large Art Nouveau chimneypiece with marble-shafted columns, sculpted figures over, incised frieze with figures, curved timber mantel clock marked "SB 1906".

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly Anderston Branch of Savings Bank. Upgraded B to A 21.7.88

References

Bibliography

BN Sept 28 1900; Doak (ed) 1977 No 159; Gomme and Walker, 1968 pp.222, 284. S R Archives D of G 1/7340

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