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Latitude: 55.847 / 55°50'49"N
Longitude: -4.2629 / 4°15'46"W
OS Eastings: 258418
OS Northings: 663847
OS Grid: NS584638
Mapcode National: GBR 0JR.YR
Mapcode Global: WH3P8.H98G
Entry Name: 40 and 44 Kilbirnie Street and Return Elevations to Ritchie Street and Francis Street
Listing Date: 22 March 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 377250
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33515
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Pollokshields
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
R Henderson 1913. 3-storey 6-by 9-bay reinforced concrete. Segmental arched door with keystone, corbels and cornice. Large multi-paned steel-framed windows separated by tall pilasters. Raised corner parapets. Plain blank brick panel rear. Flat roof. Central lift tower contains original lift by R Waywood (London) to transfer car bodies from ground floor smithy to first floor joiner and second floor painting and varnishing shops. Structure pierced to carry line shafting.
Built for Wm Park motor car body builder by Truscon Ltd on the Kahn system, modelled on Henry Ford's Highland park Factory, Detroit, USA. One of only three examples in the UK. Up-graded C(S) to B 17 June 1986. Kilbirnie Street formerly Crawford Street.
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