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57-59 Glassford Street, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.8587 / 55°51'31"N

Longitude: -4.2493 / 4°14'57"W

OS Eastings: 259310

OS Northings: 665121

OS Grid: NS593651

Mapcode National: GBR 0MM.PK

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.P0QG

Plus Code: 9C7QVQ52+F7

Entry Name: 57-59 Glassford Street, Glasgow

Listing Name: 57-59 (Odd Nos) Glassford Street and 83-85 (Odd Nos) Wilson Street with Entrance to Glassford Court

Listing Date: 3 October 1985

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375569

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32711

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Thomson, Sandilands and Macleod, 1934-37. 7-storey warehouse. Red ashlar cladding to reinforced A-framed construction. Ashlar at ground with polished granite to Glassford Street. Cill course dividing ground and 1st floor. 3 bays to Glassford Street, 5 to Wilson Street. Giant Ionic pilasters dividing bays between 1st and 5th floors, supporting freize and cornice, with plain flat-roofed 6th floor as full attic, above. Painted metal bands define floor levels between cills and lintels with Red Indian-like decoration; fluted necks to columns and bands between 6th floor windows. Metal framed, casement windows.

Statement of Interest

Adjoined to earlier warehouse, reinstated by Thomson and Sandilands after fire damage in 1927, itself now demolished. 1934 work commissioned by Glen and Davidson Ltd. Listed category B as relatively intact and typical example of 1930s design, by pre-eminent Glasgow architects of these years. Formerly numbered as No 41 Glassford Street. Glassford Court is a residential conversion occupying the upper floors of the original 1934 warehouse and its modern addition to the South. The residential element is entered through No 83 Wilson Street.

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