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72-80 (Even Nos) Gordon Street, Grosvenor Building

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8607 / 55°51'38"N

Longitude: -4.2579 / 4°15'28"W

OS Eastings: 258782

OS Northings: 665365

OS Grid: NS587653

Mapcode National: GBR 0KL.YV

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.KYNG

Entry Name: 72-80 (Even Nos) Gordon Street, Grosvenor Building

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376409

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33034

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Alexander Thomson (A and G Thomson), 1864, with later additional storeys by J H Craigie, 1902-07. 1st-3rd floors with distinctive Thomsonesque Greek details. 6 storeys and attic with modern shops at ground floor. 15 bays. Polished ashlar. Mostly casement windows.

1ST FLOOR: pilaster aedicule windows on continuous incised podium breaking forward at bases; each window has incised ornament at frieze and projecting cornice with antefixae and acroters; dado with anthemion and palmette; frieze sculpted anthemion separating bays; blind aedicules

in outer bays.

2ND FLOOR: stylised pilaster order with recessed glazing; blind outer bays with geometric incised design; entablature with disc and anthemion and palmette frieze, projecting cornice.

3RD FLOOR: former eaves gallery supported on sculpted consoles; geometric Greek and incised star and disc frieze; cornice.

4th and 5th floor on continuous podium; elaborate Edwardian Graeco- Baroque top hammer. Bays arranged 1-3-2-3-2-3-1: 2 outer, 1 central with tetrastyle Ionic fluted attached porticos, pedimented in centre; pilaster architraved to 4th floor with mutual cornice; pilasters

dividing bays rising through 4th and 5th floors. Main cornice with full entablature. Central 3-bay window with elaborate central aedicule in attic storey 3-bay cupolas over exaggerated attic windows in outer bays with 3-lights separated by carved consoles, broken, shaped cornice

above cut by single light corniced windows. Set-back dormers.

Statement of Interest

Upgraded B to A 21.7.88

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