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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
Plus Code: 9C7QVP6W+X9
Entry Name: The Athenaeum, 8 Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow
Listing Name: 8 Nelson Mandela Place, Former Athenaeum
Listing Date: 6 July 1966
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 376823
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33234
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
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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