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Latitude: 55.8589 / 55°51'32"N
Longitude: -4.2486 / 4°14'54"W
OS Eastings: 259358
OS Northings: 665148
OS Grid: NS593651
Mapcode National: GBR 0MM.VG
Mapcode Global: WH3P2.QZ2V
Plus Code: 9C7QVQ52+HH
Entry Name: The Steps Bar, 62 Glassford Street, Glasgow
Listing Name: 54-64 Wilson Street with 60-62 (Even Nos) Glassford Street and 69 Hutcheson Street
Listing Date: 15 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 375735
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32808
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Probably R and J Adam, circa 1790 with later alterations at ground and to roof. 4-storey (top storey is full attic over main cornice), 6-bay (10 window) by 4-bay commercial building, originally combined with domestic use, formerly with arcaded ground floor, and with regrettable modern mansard attic added. Painted ashlar, rusticated at ground to Wilson Street and 2 return bays at E and W. Depressed arch openings at ground floor.
Wilson Street (S): giant Ionic pilasters frame broad 1st and 2nd floor bays, paired to very slightly advanced outer bays. Inner bays each with 2 windows, architraved and corniced to 1st floor. Outer bays with 3-light windows, 1st floor with applied order, blind balustrades and pediments to centre lights; Diocletian in 3rd floor outer bays.
Return elevations (E and W): Burlington windows in 1st 2, 1st floor bays, with 3-light windows in each bay of 2nd and 3rd floors. Single windows above ground in 2, N side return bays.Plate-glass glazing pattern to sash and case windows.
Slated mansard with flat-roofed, 2-light dormers.
INTERIOR STEPS BAR, 62 GLASSFORD STREET: remodelled 1938. Entrance lobby with doors accessing lounge and bar. Bar with polished timber panelling lining walls; timber panelling enclosing square-plan pillars; flat ceiling with timber strapwork; bar counter along S wall. Timber doors accessing lavatories. Smaller lounge with timber panelled dado; stained glass window depicting the Queen Mary (Clyde-built Cunard Liner) with Spitfire flying above. Bench seating in bar and lounge; original (?) tables. Depressed-arch window recesses.
Robert Adam's Trades House lies close-by in Glassford Street. 60 Wilson Street is unfortunately mutilated.
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