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45-55 (Odd Nos) King Street, Formerly Lauder's Emporium

A Category C Listed Building in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

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Coordinates

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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396215

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48745

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilmarnock

County: East Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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