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156-164 (Even Nos) Buchanan Street with 48-50 (Even Nos) West George Street, Tower Building

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8622 / 55°51'43"N

Longitude: -4.2532 / 4°15'11"W

OS Eastings: 259081

OS Northings: 665520

OS Grid: NS590655

Mapcode National: GBR 0LL.X9

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.MXWB

Entry Name: 156-164 (Even Nos) Buchanan Street with 48-50 (Even Nos) West George Street, Tower Building

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375473

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32642

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

James Sellars (Campbell Douglas and Sellars), circa 1877.
Thomsonesque Grecian, 3-storey and attic, commercial
building. Cream sandstone ashlar; modern shop fronts at
ground; 1st and 2nd floor cill course and main cornice
with blocking course; shallow channelled banding at 1st
floor.
BUCHANAN STREET: 3 canted oriels at 1st and 2nd floor
with transoms to 1st floor lights; pedimented dormer to
each bay with acroteria, breaking blocking course.
Corner chamfered with canted bays at 1st and 2nd floor,
with carved friezes, and with bowed 6-light attic pavilion
with rosette frieze and dentils, zig-zag ornament above
cornice; wallhead stacks flanking corner bay on each
return, with carved panels to 1st floor, inscribed "Tower
Buildings".
WEST GEORGE STREET: 2 corniced doorways in outer bay,
with carved friezes and street numbers 48 and 50; canted
oriel at centre and dormer above, detailed as Buchanan
Street elevation; single bay to right single windows at 1st
and 2nd floor.
Plate-glass with top hoppers and casements, some 2-pane
with 3-pane hoppers. Slated mansard.

Statement of Interest

Alterations were made in 1964.

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