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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 376311
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32992
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
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
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.
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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