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170, 172 Hope Street, Lion Chambers

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8635 / 55°51'48"N

Longitude: -4.2573 / 4°15'26"W

OS Eastings: 258826

OS Northings: 665673

OS Grid: NS588656

Mapcode National: GBR 0LK.2V

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.KWXB

Entry Name: 170, 172 Hope Street, Lion Chambers

Listing Date: 6 July 1966

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376449

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33059

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

James Salmon Jun. (Salmon Son and Gillespie), 1905. Glasgow style Art Nouveau. 8-storey commercial building with shop at ground floor. 3 irregular bays to Hope Street with canted corner; 3 shallow canted return to Bath Lane. Reinforced concrete. Casement windows with small-pane glazing. 1st floor cill band. Sculpted panel between 1st and 2nd floor. Eaves cornice. Square canted section in southmost bay rising from 1st to 4th floor corbelled out on sculpted heads at 4th

floor; wide semi-circular keyblocked window in panelled section in 6th surmounted by pedimented gable. Canted corner bay slightly advanced over 4th floor and surmounted on 7th floor by octagonal cupola with parabolic arched windows, bracketted cornices, small dormers, narrow central bay: circular window to 4th floor, small windows above,

round-headed at 6th floor.

Projecting southern return with simple fenestration surmounted by pedimented gable. Double stack rising from south-west angle. Return to Bath Lane: 3 shallow, canted return bays with metal casements.

Statement of Interest

Early example of reinforced concrete construction. Structural engineer LG Mouchel. Yorkshire Hennebique Contractor. Built for William G Black.

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