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39 Elmbank Crescent, Scottish Opera

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8643 / 55°51'51"N

Longitude: -4.2686 / 4°16'7"W

OS Eastings: 258123

OS Northings: 665783

OS Grid: NS581657

Mapcode National: GBR 0HK.SK

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.DVKR

Entry Name: 39 Elmbank Crescent, Scottish Opera

Listing Date: 21 July 1988

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376352

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33020

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

John B Wilson, 1906-08 (dated 1907). 3-storey basement and

attic. Baroque corner block returning to Elmbank Street; 3 x

5 bays, 4 additional bays. Pilastered above ground floor, in

Elmbank Crescent with projecting Ionic doorpiece, shaped open

pediment. Ashlar, channelled at ground floor.

ELMBANK STREET ELEVATION: projecting, wide centre bay with

giant Ionic columns and pilasters, in antis above ground

floor, bracketted balcony and open, segmental pediment with

consoled pedestal behind, 1st floor window pedimented. Outer

bays 1st and 2nd floors with central giant pilaster and half

outer pilasters, moulded panels below architraved windows,

1st floor windows keyblocked. Wide, pedimented gable to Elmbank Crescent, central bay recessed with engaged Ionic columns in

angles and central oriel, segmentally pedimented windows in

outer bays. Diocletion window in pediment. Sculpted escutcheons. INTERIOR: pilastered entrance hall, sculpted capitals; inlaid

marble floor. Columned stair screen, marble parapet, staircase

with columned landings and screens. Columned room to left of

entrance hall with coffered, corniced ceiling. Domed entrance

hall roof lantern with elaborate plasterwork. Large pilastered

hall on 2nd floor. Further original interior work survives.

Memorial panel in entrance hall to engineers of the Titanic,

sculpted figures over.

Statement of Interest

Formerly Institute of Engineers and Shipbuilders.

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