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45 Buchanan Street and 34-50 (Even Nos) Mitchell Street, Former Wylie and Lochead's

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8591 / 55°51'32"N

Longitude: -4.2554 / 4°15'19"W

OS Eastings: 258931

OS Northings: 665179

OS Grid: NS589651

Mapcode National: GBR 0LM.GF

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.LZTQ

Entry Name: 45 Buchanan Street and 34-50 (Even Nos) Mitchell Street, Former Wylie and Lochead's

Listing Date: 23 March 1977

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376311

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32992

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

3 separate warehouse premises now combined into one department

store. S section of Buchanan Street frontage (originally

Kemp's shawl emporium) 1853-4, 5 storeys (4th and 5th added

by Boucher and Cousland after fire of 1883). Cast-iron framed, pilastered masonry ends, diminutive segmental pediments over

end bays.

Central section (original Wylie and Lochead building). James

Sellars (Campbell Douglas and Sellars) 1884 (rebuilt after

fire of 1883). Renaissance 5-storey and attic terracotta

frontage, Corinthian pilasters through lower 2 floors, central

broken segmental pediment with figures over entrance; divided

into 3 bays above ground floor with banded pilasters, 3 windows

to each bay, pilastered to 2nd and columned to 3rd; windows in

outer bays, bowed at 2nd and 3rd floors; decorated pilasters

to 3rd. Balustraded parapet with 3 tall arched dormers, whole

surmounted by cast-iron parapet.

INTERIOR: cast-iron framed, clad in terracotta, fireproof

construction. Long saloon rising 5 storeys, 4 main bays,

arched glass roof, mahogany staircase.

N SECTION: Boucher and Cousland for Mirrlees, Italianate

astylar, 5-storey, 7-bay. Top 2 storeys after 1883 fire.

Consoled pediments 1st floor windows, segmental pediments

2nd, architraves 3rd, plain pilasters between 4th; balustraded

parapet with coat of arms.

Statement of Interest

The rebuilding after the fire followed the same basic plan but

used the latest American theories on structural fire protection.

It is possible that only the top 2 storeys of the N Section

are by Boucher and Cousland.

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