History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

1, 1a Glasgow Green, People's Palace Museum and Winter Garden

A Category A Listed Building in Calton, Glasgow

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

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

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377883

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33838

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Calton

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Find accommodation in
Glasgow

Description

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.

Statement of Interest

Museum houses Glasgow local history collection.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.