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Latitude: 55.8586 / 55°51'30"N
Longitude: -4.2543 / 4°15'15"W
OS Eastings: 258995
OS Northings: 665118
OS Grid: NS589651
Mapcode National: GBR 0LM.NL
Mapcode Global: WH3P8.M0BK
Entry Name: 16 Buchanan Street
Listing Date: 4 September 1989
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 375456
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32631
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
James Thomson, 1888-9, and 4th floor and above added circa 1904-5 by Frank Burnet, Boston and Carruthers. Simplified Venetian Renaissance commercial building; 7-storey with attic, 5 bays to Buchanan Street and 2 bays on return to Morrison Court. Ashlar; modern ground floor shops; pilastered panels to 1st, pilasters to 2nd floor; swagged Ionic capitals to colonnade to 3rd with arched keystoned heads, pilastered and keyblocked 4th floor windows; colonnaded 5th floor with recessed arched windows, architraved 6th, modillion cornice, tripartite pedimented dormer in balustraded parapet. Pitched slate and platform roof. Plate-glass, sash and case windows.
No 12, listed separately above, was also by Thomson, and the similarities in basic design, suggest that this adjoining section was a contemporary, economy variant. Thomson's work was for Messrs Brown, Smith and Co, who turned to Burnet, Boston and Carruthers for the addition of the upper storeys. Original building cost ?6,000.
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