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142a, 144 St Vincent Street

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8619 / 55°51'42"N

Longitude: -4.2587 / 4°15'31"W

OS Eastings: 258737

OS Northings: 665498

OS Grid: NS587654

Mapcode National: GBR 0KL.SD

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.KX8K

Entry Name: 142a, 144 St Vincent Street

Listing Date: 6 July 1966

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376664

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33160

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

James Salmon Jnr (Salmon, Son and Gillespie), 1899-1902.
Striking Art Nouveau commercial building. 8 storeys, attic
and basement. Narrow 3-bay elelvation; 2-outer bays
breaking forward to cant above 1st floor, rising to 5th.
Steel frame, ashlar faced. Left entry at head of steps with
leaded-glass bowed oriel over; larger oriel to similar window
in right E bay, with plain glass, over secondary entrance. 1st
floor sculpted frieze to either side of central arch with
corbels supporting canted bays. Canted bays above have slim
pilaster mullions with projecting bases and capitals
individually treated; bowed iron balconies to 6th floor;
cornice treated as cill band at each floor.
Central bays: ground and 1st floor central canted bay, column
mullions at ground, basement and 1st, 4-centred arched central
light at 1st with stylised keyblock. Bipartites above.
Solid curved parapet at 4th floor with sculpted and open
segmented moulding, detail arched recessed windows with
square section colonettes. 7th floor giant recessed canted
bay crowns whole elevation with pilaster architraves and
segmental pediments. Boldly projecting eaves; exaggerated
shaped dormers responsible for name "The hat-rack". Corniced
end stack.
INTERIOR: wrought-iron lift shaft. Stained glass over W door.
Retains some timber and plaster details.
Very elaborate Art Nouveau metalwork particularly at roof
level and at lift.

Statement of Interest

109' x 26' 6" site.

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