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Latitude: 55.8512 / 55°51'4"N
Longitude: -4.2374 / 4°14'14"W
OS Eastings: 260029
OS Northings: 664265
OS Grid: NS600642
Mapcode National: GBR 0QQ.37
Mapcode Global: WH3P8.W6C6
Entry Name: 1, 1a Glasgow Green, People's Palace Museum and Winter Garden
Listing Date: 15 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 377883
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33838
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Calton
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
A B MacDonald, City Engineer, 1894-8, as museum with huge winter garden near full-width of rear wall to SW. Museum is in Renaissance style. Elaborate, 3-storey and symmetrical, with advanced centre and ends, red ashlar, rich sculptured detail, ground floor arched and channelled, Corinthian order at 1st floor and balustrade, statuary at 2nd floor and centre roof dome over.
French roofs (slated) over ends. Grand central stair within has art nouveau detailing to wrought-iron balustrades.
WINTER GARDEN: is massive, fully-glazed above red ashlar base, cast-iron and steel framing, curved end (D-ended on plan), decorative cast-iron columns and brackets inside, latticed steelwork; paired stair/lift shaft turrets built 1988-90 against museum rear wall, reproducing brick and red sandstone of original.
Museum houses Glasgow local history collection.
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