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Listed Building

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110, 120 ST VINCENT STREET AND 29-37 (ODD NOS) RENFIELD STREET AND WEST GEORGE LANE, BANK OF SCOTLANDLB33156

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 15/12/1970

Location

  • Local Authority: Glasgow
  • Planning Authority: Glasgow
  • Burgh: Glasgow

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NS 58836 65490
  • Coordinates: 258836, 665490

Description

James Miller, 1925-27. Modern classical 8-storey and

raised basement commercial building. 9 x 6 bays.

Ashlar. Plinth forming stylobate for giant order of

engaged Greek Ionic fluted colonnade in antis to St

Vincent Street, pilastrade to Renfield Street; wide

angle pilasters with rosette necking; basement set

behind colonnade storey above with channelled masonry,

continuing 1 bay to eastern return; plain windows in

deep reveals, tall metal glazed section lighting banking

hall at raised ground floor; metal frieze; 1st floor

windows plain, bold entablature with dentil band metal

plain 2nd floor windows with elaborate Greek key

frieze above forming cill band to 3rd and supporting

giant pilastrade rising to 5th floor with metal panels

between floors; rosette frieze and cornice. 6th floor

with plain bipartite windows, rosette frieze and very

elaborate main cornice. 1 bay northern return to West

George Lane continues main elevation detailing. Rear

elevation with twin towers of white glazed brick, metal

catwalks at 3rd to 6th floors.

INTERIOR: Marble columned banking hall (lowered ceiling).

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly Union Bank. The idea for the design came from

the work of York and Sawyer (Chicago).

Upgraded B to A 21.7.88

References

Bibliography

Information by courtesy of Buildings of Scotland

Research Unit. Gomme and Walker 1968, pp. 228, 295. Doak

(ed) 1977, No 171. S R Archives, D of G 1925/385.

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