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People's Palace Museum, 1, 1A Glasgow Green, Glasgow

A Category A Listed Building in Calton, Glasgow

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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

Plus Code: 9C7QVQ27+F2

Entry Name: People's Palace Museum, 1, 1A Glasgow Green, Glasgow

Listing 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

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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.

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