Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 58737 65498
258737, 665498


James Salmon Jnr (Salmon, Son and Gillespie), 1899-1902.

Striking Art Nouveau commercial building. 8 storeys, attic

and basement. Narrow 3-bay elelvation; 2-outer bays

breaking forward to cant above 1st floor, rising to 5th.

Steel frame, ashlar faced. Left entry at head of steps with

leaded-glass bowed oriel over; larger oriel to similar window

in right E bay, with plain glass, over secondary entrance. 1st

floor sculpted frieze to either side of central arch with

corbels supporting canted bays. Canted bays above have slim

pilaster mullions with projecting bases and capitals

individually treated; bowed iron balconies to 6th floor;

cornice treated as cill band at each floor.

Central bays: ground and 1st floor central canted bay, column

mullions at ground, basement and 1st, 4-centred arched central

light at 1st with stylised keyblock. Bipartites above.

Solid curved parapet at 4th floor with sculpted and open

segmented moulding, detail arched recessed windows with

square section colonettes. 7th floor giant recessed canted

bay crowns whole elevation with pilaster architraves and

segmental pediments. Boldly projecting eaves; exaggerated

shaped dormers responsible for name "The hat-rack". Corniced

end stack.

INTERIOR: wrought-iron lift shaft. Stained glass over W door.

Retains some timber and plaster details.

Very elaborate Art Nouveau metalwork particularly at roof

level and at lift.

Statement of Special Interest

109' x 26' 6" site.



B J Dec 31 1902. Glasgow Advertiser and Property Circular

Aug 1 1899 (shows now concealed eastern elevation). Gomme

and Walker 1968, pp 222-4, 295. Doak (ed) 1977, No 158.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

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

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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