Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 58918 65134
258918, 665134


William Spence, circa 1879. 4-storey, 10-bay warehouse/department

store with classical details. Modern ground floor, shop front.

Painted ashlar facade, cast-iron frame. Coupled Corinthian

pilastered doorpiece with sculpted frieze. 1st floor plain

pilasters. Giant order of Corinthian pilasters rising from

2nd to 3rd floor; blind balustrade to 2nd floor windows.

Sculpted details between 2nd and 3rd floors. Entablature and

main cornice. Balustraded parapet. Corinthian columned interior.

Statement of Special Interest

Originally Macdonald's Department Store now Frasers.

Upgraded B to A 21.7.88



Fraser 'THE MAKING OF BUCHANAN STREET'. Gomme and Walker,

1968 pp 112, 286.

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We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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