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32-44 (Even Nos) Queen Street

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8587 / 55°51'31"N

Longitude: -4.2519 / 4°15'6"W

OS Eastings: 259149

OS Northings: 665125

OS Grid: NS591651

Mapcode National: GBR 0MM.5K

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.N0HH

Entry Name: 32-44 (Even Nos) Queen Street

Listing Date: 4 September 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375756

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32820

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Thomson and Sandilands, 1912-14. 7-storey, 7-bay shops
and offices, in free composition with Baroque details.
Red sandstone ashlar.
Modern shop fronts at ground. Keystoned arch at centre
to height of 1st floor lintels, with entrance at ground
and tripartite at 1st floor; swagged surround to arch
and consoled balcony above, bearing urn finialled dies
which flank 2nd floor tripartite. Cornice above 1st
floor. Channelled ashlar at 2nd floor, with tripartite,
keystoned windows, with segmental hoodmoulds above
centre lights of all but outer bays; unusual block
corbels to cornice. Centre 5 bays (with set-back shallow
canted windows) to 3rd, 4th and 5th floors, divided by
giant fluted attached Ionic columns on pedestals; carved
wreaths below 4th floor, keystoned windows; modillioned
cornice with balcony above 5th floor centre bays and
balustraded parapet with dies, above. Outer bays each
flanked by pilaster strips and breaking eaves to flank
aediculed end bays, terminating in balustraded parapet.
Decorative cast-bronze cartouches and details to railed
balconies above main entrance and 5th floor.
Casement and sash and case windows. Brick and harled
side elevations. Glazed bricks to courts at rear, with
distinctive square-pane glazing to windows.

Statement of Interest

Steel-framed commercial building, derivative of J J

Burnet's earlier compositions, notably Waterloo Chambers.

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