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134-148 (Even Nos) Queen Street with 13-14 George Square, Olympic House

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8605 / 55°51'37"N

Longitude: -4.2514 / 4°15'5"W

OS Eastings: 259187

OS Northings: 665327

OS Grid: NS591653

Mapcode National: GBR 0ML.8X

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.NYQN

Entry Name: 134-148 (Even Nos) Queen Street with 13-14 George Square, Olympic House

Listing Date: 4 September 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375758

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32821

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

James Miller, circa 1904-05. 7-storey commercial building. Ashlar sandstone. Modern shop fronts at ground, glazing of original public house retained.

QUEEN STREET ELEVATION: symmetrical, 9-bay, with wide tripartite outer bays. Grey granite surround to main entrance bay, rising to 2nd floor cills, with flanking stylised pilasters wreathed oval panels and cornice; keystone to entrance, with grille to fanlight and internal steps. Lead-paned windows to public house flanking entrance to right with stained glass crests and borders. Pend to outer right. Balconied, aedicules to 3rd, and 7th windows at 2nd floor, and to centre lights of tripartites in outer bays. Consoled balcony to 4th floor with giant order attached Doric columns to central bays through 4th and 5th floor, bearing entablature. Continuous row of regularly spaced 6th floor windows at centre with cornice and blocking course above. Outer bays with corbelled parapet balconies at 4th floor, and breaking eaves above 6th floor with deep cornice and parapet marked at centre by swagged panels.

GEORGE SQUARE ELEVATION: 4-bay, details similar to Queen Street elevation above ground, but with bipartite outer bays, and aediculed single windows at 2nd floor. 2, 6th floor bays at centre, slightly recessed and in bipartite form, set under 2 open keystoned arches, bridged between parapets of outer bays.

Mixture of sash and case windows with plate-glass lower sashes and 6-pane uppers, and quartered casement windows with small-panes to upper half.

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