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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
Plus Code: 9C7QVP6W+VP
Entry Name: Tower Building, 156-164 Buchanan Street, Glasgow
Listing Name: 156-164 (Even Nos) Buchanan Street with 48-50 (Even Nos) West George Street, Tower Building
Listing Date: 15 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 375473
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32642
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
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
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
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.
Alterations were made in 1964.
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