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Latitude: 55.8523 / 55°51'8"N
Longitude: -4.2226 / 4°13'21"W
OS Eastings: 260960
OS Northings: 664358
OS Grid: NS609643
Mapcode National: GBR 0TP.3V
Mapcode Global: WH4QF.35HC
Entry Name: 146 Crownpoint Road
Listing Date: 23 March 1992
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 377449
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33629
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Calton
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
This building is an important survival of circa 1930 industrial architecture in simple functional style and is a fine early example of the design that was to grow in popularity during the 1930s. The Classical detail has some Art Deco influence but has been pared down. The use of concrete on the façade is unusual for the time, while the slightly canted façade provides streetscape interest. Built for John Lyle & Co, carpet and rug manufacturers, which were already well established in nearby Fordneuk Street.
Colin Menzies (1861-1935) was senior partner in Menzies & Thomson from 1897, when David Thomson retired, until his death, when John Thomson took over. The firm undertook most types of commission during its existence, although commercial and industrial work were the mainstays during the 1920s. The Warehouse at 32 Fox Street, Glasgow (see separate listing) has been attributed to Menzies, while the practice is known to have designed Boots the Chemist in Argyle Street (1925), later demolished, and the Dolcis Building in Renfield Street, both Glasgow.
List description revised as part of the Glasgow East End listing review, 2010.
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