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Latitude: 55.609 / 55°36'32"N
Longitude: -4.4971 / 4°29'49"W
OS Eastings: 242802
OS Northings: 637869
OS Grid: NS428378
Mapcode National: GBR 3G.MQRK
Mapcode Global: WH3Q9.W8PY
Entry Name: 45-55 (Odd Nos) King Street, Formerly Lauder's Emporium
Listing Date: 1 August 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396215
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48745
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse
Traditional County: Ayrshire
1923. 3-storey, 7-bay inter-war classical commercial property. Modern shop front to ground. Superimposed banded rusticated strip pilasters with blind cartouches to ends of upper floors; central plain strip pilasters with floral wreath carvings; band course at 1st floor; cornice; overhanging eaves with medallions; stepped central pediment.
E (MAIN) ELEVATION: divided into 3 main bays by strip pilasters; outer bays each have 4 windows (2 at 1st floor and 2 above) with broad cast-iron band between; central bay has 6 windows following same pattern. Pattern continues for 1 bay on left return.
W ELEVATION: 5-bay brick extension.
N & S ELEVATION: adjoining building.
King Street was opened in 1804 as part of the urban improvements begun by the Earl of Glencairn in 1765. The buildings along King Street were predominantly businesses and clubs rather than residential properties. The principal interest of the property is the inter-war classical elevation to King Street. In the 1970 and 1980s, a substantial portion of the street was demolished for new retail developments.
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