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Phoenix Assurance Building, 78 St Vincent Street, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8615 / 55°51'41"N

Longitude: -4.2554 / 4°15'19"W

OS Eastings: 258939

OS Northings: 665449

OS Grid: NS589654

Mapcode National: GBR 0LL.GK

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.LXTV

Plus Code: 9C7QVP6V+JR

Entry Name: Phoenix Assurance Building, 78 St Vincent Street, Glasgow

Listing Name: 78 St Vincent Street

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376655

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33151

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Alex D Hislop (Campbell and Hislop), 1912-13. Modern
classical, American influenced. 8-storey, 3 x 5 bay
commercial building. Ashlar with granite columns.
GROUND AND 1ST FLOOR: giant order of semi-engaged fluted
Doric columns in antis; metal infill panels. Entry to St
Vincent Street architraved, panelled above, stylised
corniced with sculpted wreath above. Frieze with
sculpted crests at angles; angle Phoenix sculpted
ornaments. Architraved windows with geometric glazing
bars. 2nd floor alternating segmental and triangular
pedimented windows. 3rd floor cill band with rosettes;
4th floor windows lugged architraves. 6th floor windows
set in frieze with continuous panels and guttae. Mutule
cornice. Parapet with attic windows breaking through.

Statement of Interest

Former Pheonix Assurance Building.

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