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64-80 (Even Nos) Tollcross Road and Helenvale Street, Parkhead Library Including Public Baths and Washhouse

A Category B Listed Building in Calton, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8505 / 55°51'1"N

Longitude: -4.1957 / 4°11'44"W

OS Eastings: 262638

OS Northings: 664097

OS Grid: NS626640

Mapcode National: GBR 0ZQ.KJ

Mapcode Global: WH4QF.J68T

Entry Name: 64-80 (Even Nos) Tollcross Road and Helenvale Street, Parkhead Library Including Public Baths and Washhouse

Listing Date: 23 March 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377499

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33653

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Calton

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Library by J R Rhind, 1904-06, combined with baths and washhouse by A B MacDonald, city engineer.

LIBRARY is a 2-storey block with dome at corner, lower single storey range adjoins fronting Tollcross Road. Red ashlar with some decorative sculpture, mostly channelled at ground corner block with arcaded 1st floor windows with pilasters, long front to Helenvale Street, square-headed openings in corner bay, blocked cornice, parapet conceals roof; low range has pedimented entrance (Sculpture by Kellock Brown), reading room to left with large window combined thermal over tripartite. Original glazing throughout.

BATHS AND WASHHOUSE with 3-storey front to Tollcross Road; also red ashlar, renaissance ornament, mullioned windows, 3 pilastered bays, symmetrical above ground floor, parapetted wall-head; ranges to rear mostly red brick. Low range set back from Helenvale Street.

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