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138, 140 West George Street, Provincial House

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8626 / 55°51'45"N

Longitude: -4.2568 / 4°15'24"W

OS Eastings: 258854

OS Northings: 665575

OS Grid: NS588655

Mapcode National: GBR 0LL.54

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.LX40

Entry Name: 138, 140 West George Street, Provincial House

Listing Date: 8 May 1975

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376830

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33240

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

James Thomson (Baird and Thomson), 1859-60. Upper 2 floors
and columns at doors later. 4 storeys half-sunk basement and
attic. 7 bays. Classical commercial building. Polished
ashlar, rusticated at ground floor with vermiculated quoins
and voussoirs, channelled at basement. Paired entries at head
of stone steps oversailing basement, portico with composite
columns and circular pierced parapet. All windows sash and
case in architraves, plate-glass. Ground floor console
keyblocked arched windows on basement bandcourse with aprons
and moulded cills; ground floor cornice. 1st floor windows
with slim outer pilasters, consoled. Corniced 2nd floor
moulded cill band between projecting cills; segmentally
pedimented windows. 3rd floor moulded cill band. Eaves rich
floral frieze, dentil band, modillion cornice. Attic storey
with recessed windows, tripartite in outer bays; lugged
architraves; central bays separated by panelled Doric
pilasters; parapet with panelled piers. Cast-iron railings.

Statement of Interest

The masonry is modelled on Wilson's at Faculty of

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