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Latitude: 55.8571 / 55°51'25"N
Longitude: -4.2487 / 4°14'55"W
OS Eastings: 259340
OS Northings: 664941
OS Grid: NS593649
Mapcode National: GBR 0MN.S4
Mapcode Global: WH3P8.P1ZQ
Plus Code: 9C7QVQ42+RG
Entry Name: 173-175 And 179-187 Trongate, Glasgow
Listing Name: 173-187 (Odd Nos) Trongate and 17-43 (Odd Nos) Stockwell Street and 118-122 (Even Nos) Osborne Street
Listing Date: 22 March 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 375686
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32779
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Tagged with: Warehouse
Frank Burnet and Boston architects, 1923-1929. Warehouses and shops occupying large corner site, 5-storey with sunken basement, 9-bay elevation to Trongate, canted bay across angle to Stockwell Street. 21-bay elevation to Stockwell Street arranged 8-8-5; 6-bay angled elevation to Osborne Street. Polished pink granite ground, otherwise walling red polished sandstone, channelled to 1st. Steel frame with
reinforced concrete floors, metal framed windows, flat roof.
All elevations similarly detailed, that to Osborne Street plainer. To 2nd, 3rd and 4th windows flanked by giant pilasters, these support deep cornice over 4th with cast-iron balconies to 5th. All windows metal- framed tripartites with small-pane (usually 15-pane) glazing. Parapet over 5th, stepped up at end bays. Canted angle bay with attic storey and octagonal copper dome.
Main entrance to Trongate (No 177) at centre. Entrance bay recessed and narrower, central granite doorway with decorative consoles supporting seated statues flanking festooned oculus. Osborne Street elevation similarly detailed but plainer without the giant order pilasters.
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