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Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Society, 31-39 St Vincent Place, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.8608 / 55°51'38"N

Longitude: -4.2534 / 4°15'12"W

OS Eastings: 259064

OS Northings: 665366

OS Grid: NS590653

Mapcode National: GBR 0LL.VT

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.MYSD

Plus Code: 9C7QVP6W+8J

Entry Name: Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Society, 31-39 St Vincent Place, Glasgow

Listing Name: 31-39 (Odd Nos) St Vincent Place

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375793

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32837

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Tagged with: Commercial building

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Campbell Douglas and Sellars, 1872-73. 3-storey and
basement, 7-bay Italian Renaissnce commercial building,
raised by 2 storeys and mansard attic. White sandstone
ashlar. Polished granite columns. Central Corinthian
columned porch oversailing basement area fronting round
arched keystoned and columned doorway. Arched windows
in ground, 1st and 2nd floors, attached Corinthian
columns or pilasters to ground with sculpted spandrels,
Corinthian pilastered above with blind balustrade at 1st
and cornice detail linked to give continuous 1st floor
cornice. Sculpture rosettes in spandrels and carved
panels between. 2nd floor windows flanked by blind niches.
Above 2nd floor 3, 2-storey pilasters. Shallow canted
windows with flanking single lights. Centre light of
3rd floor segmentally pedimented aedicule with sculpture
in tympanum. Tripartite pedimented dormers behind.
Modern casement glazing. Slate mansard. Sculpture by
William Mossman.
Decorative wrought-iron railings to basement with gilded
details, and polished granite die.
INTERIOR: Corninthian columned business hall, re-

Statement of Interest

Original building won in limited competition. Windows echo

the Farnese form first seen in Glasgow in David Rhind's

Commercial Bank, Gordon Street.

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