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280 George Street and 24 North Frederick Street

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8617 / 55°51'41"N

Longitude: -4.2485 / 4°14'54"W

OS Eastings: 259373

OS Northings: 665449

OS Grid: NS593654

Mapcode National: GBR 0ML.VH

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.QX3R

Entry Name: 280 George Street and 24 North Frederick Street

Listing Date: 20 March 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375568

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32710

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

W W Robertson architect, 1885. 3-storey attic and basement

office building with Renaissance details and French Roofs.

Symmetrical 5-bay elevation to George Street, asymmetrical

6-bay elevation to North Frederick Street, both similarly

detailed. Polished ashlar, rusticated and channelled to ground.

GEORGE STREET ELEVATION: shallow advanced end bays with French

pavilion roofs flank central wider entrance bay with tripartite openings. All ground floor openings round-arched. Doorway

tripartite with flanking sidelights, all round-arched with

pilasters supporting moulded archivolts. Door square headed

with recessed double-leaf panelled doors, round-arched tympanum

with heraldic crest. Above door, bracketted balustraded balcony.

Ground floor windows single light with recessed reveals and

decorative console keystones. Outer 2 bays have single light

windows, tripartite to centre, all architraved above ground,

consoled pediments to 1st. All sash and case with plate-glass

glazing to ground, 4-pane to upper floor.

Continuous balustraded blind balcony to 1st. Giant

pilasters link 2nd and 3rd floors at angles of advanced bays.

Heavy mutuled cornice, balustraded parapet with die piers

supporting urns. To end bays tall French roofs with round-headed dormers, to centre bay bipartite dormers. Slate roofs, cast-iron cresting to pavilion roofs, tall corniced axial stacks.

NORTH FREDERICK STREET ELEVATION: angled bay to SW corner,

6-bay asymmetrical elevation shallow recessed off-centre

narrow bay with round-arched door. Otherwise details as above

except 3 N bays to 3rd floor have bipartites.

Statement of Interest

Repaired with GRC circa 1980.

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