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16 Buchanan Street, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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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

Plus Code: 9C7QVP5W+C7

Entry Name: 16 Buchanan Street, Glasgow

Listing Name: 16 Buchanan Street

Listing Date: 4 September 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375456

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32631

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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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.

Statement of Interest

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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