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60-62 (Even Nos) Buchanan Street

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8596 / 55°51'34"N

Longitude: -4.254 / 4°15'14"W

OS Eastings: 259019

OS Northings: 665227

OS Grid: NS590652

Mapcode National: GBR 0LM.Q8

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.MZHC

Entry Name: 60-62 (Even Nos) Buchanan Street

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375462

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32635

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Robert Thomson (with Andrew Wilson assisting), 1894-96. Free style, commercial building of 7 storeys. Red sandstone ashlar, elevator building, narrow gable frontage to Buchanan Street. Brick rear. Modern ground floor.

Buchanan Street elevation: broad, canted 5-light window rising through 1st to 3rd floors in each bay, set in recess, the latter semi-elliptically arched over 4th floor 5-light window, with carved angels to spandrels. Figures under canopies on outer piers at 4th floor; serpentine balcony to 5th floor window. Heavily consoled semi-circular canopy over gable window; stepped gable with elaborate scrolls, pendants and finials.

S side to Springfield Court: 5 narrower bays, each treated similarly to centre bay to Buchanan Street, with only outer W bay gabled; paired arched windows in 7th floor to remaining bays, with parapet and wallhead stack.

Plate-glass glazing to sash and case windows.

Statement of Interest

Built as offices of the North British Rubber Co.

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