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8 Nelson Mandela Place, Former Athenaeum

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8624 / 55°51'44"N

Longitude: -4.2541 / 4°15'14"W

OS Eastings: 259024

OS Northings: 665544

OS Grid: NS590655

Mapcode National: GBR 0LL.Q7

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.MXF5

Entry Name: 8 Nelson Mandela Place, Former Athenaeum

Listing Date: 6 July 1966

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376823

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33234

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Sir J J Burnet (Burnet Son and Campbell) 1886. 3 storeys, sunk basement; 5 bays arranged 1-3-1. Polished ashlar, channelled at ground floor. Similar architraved entrances in outer bays with diminutive tripartite windows above; architraved basement lights with pilaster mullions, wrought-iron grilles, and linking bands; 3 single-light sash

and case windows in recessed margins at ground floor. 1st floor solid parapet with panelled pedestals, breaking forward on consoles to form shallow balconies in outer bays in front of plain recessed windows; outer sculpture groups surmount corniced channelled pedestals; central 3-bay section giant order of superimposed Ionic columns framing arched windows glazed at 2nd floor, springing from wide pilasters; main cornices breaking forward to form sculpture podia, plain small circular windows in outer bays. 3rd floor tall frieze; single, standing sculpted figure by John Mossman on each column (Flaxman, Wren, Purcell and Reynolds). Eaves cornice, parapet, end stack.

INTERIOR: only fragments survived the 1932 fire and later reconstruction.

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