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Latitude: 55.8626 / 55°51'45"N
Longitude: -4.256 / 4°15'21"W
OS Eastings: 258908
OS Northings: 665567
OS Grid: NS589655
Mapcode National: GBR 0LL.B5
Mapcode Global: WH3P2.LXK1
Entry Name: 112, 114 West George Street and 46-50 (Even Nos) Renfield Street, Scottish Widows
Listing Date: 15 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 376828
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33238
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
David Bryce (Edinburgh), 1868-9 for Junior Conservative Club; reconstructed internally Peddie and Kinnear 1871 for Scottish
Widows' Fund, alterations (balconies removed etc) and top
floor added 1958 by Walter, Underwood. 3-storey classical
commercial building with later attic. 5 x 9 bays. Polished
ashlar banded vermiculated rustication and voussoirs, droved
ashlar rear elevation. Modern shops in 4th to 9th bays from S
in Renfield Street; basement at West George Street with steps oversailing to entries; wide recessed basement windows;
windows mainly sash and case, plate glass; 3 sub-basement
windows with dwarf architraves in S bays to Renfield Street.
Ground floor windows on moulded corbelled cills; pilastered
entrance at No 112 and 114 West George Street. Glazed,
pilastraded, arched ground floor, blind above transomes;
sculpted heads on keyblocks.
5 x 3-bay corner section: ground floor dentil cornice; 1st
floor balustrade with panelled piers at each window; all 1st
floor windows aediculed with semi-engaged Corinthian columns, shell-motifs in tympana; alternate segmental and triangular
pediments. 2nd floor windows lugged architraves, corbelled
moulded cills; richly sculpted eaves frieze; dentil band;
projecting cornice; later attic. Detailing continues 1 bay
into West Regent Lane at N bay in Renfield Street.
Original design for Junior Conservative Club by John Burnet
but Scottish Widows Fund brought in to build it and
introduced David Bryce who redesigned it. The Club became
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