Watson and Salmond Architects 1908. Free Renaissance
style. Halls and shops 8-bays to Gauze Street and 11 to
Smith-hills. Ashlar. Gauze Street: 3-storey 7 symmetrical
bays additional bay at right. Central door with architrave
and panelled pilasters with consoles and urns. Flanking
pairs of shops with original fronts. Architraved door at
right. Cornice over ground floor broken over central door.
Upper floors have channelled pilasters to angles and
panelled pilasters flanking centre tripartite windows in
in each floor, lower one transomed 1st floor 2 canted
windows flanked by architraved and keystoned sash windows.
2nd floor windows detailed as 1st divided by blind
aedicules; consoled balustraded balconies to centre bays.
Mutuled eaves cornice and balustraded parapet broken by
scrolled pediment over centre. Piended slate roof to
symmetrical part with pairs of small dormers flanking
large one with semi-circular pediment corniced stacks.
Smithhills Street elevation: 3 bays at right similarly
detailed to Gauze Street with shop at ground floor and 2
small windows flanking larger to each upper floor.
Seven bays to left symmetrical with 1 third at end; 3
storeys and mezzanine bays flanking 5-bay centre are set
back with doors set in cavetto moulded round arches.
Above, oculi and oriels with small sash windows. Ground
floor centre section has 3 round arched windows flanked
by small sashes cornice over Outer bays of centre have
aediculed windows to 1st floor and architraved sashes with
swagged aprons to 2nd. Inner 3-bays of upper floors set
back and separated by giant pilasters. Tripartite windows
mutuled eaves cornice and parapet partly balustraded,
partly solid. Slate roof.