Basic Site Details

Name: McLellan Art Gallery and warehouse
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 40,000 to build in 1855.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Corporation Art GalleryYesBecame this after Corporation took it over
Item 2 of 2Treron's Magasin des TuileriesYesAfter 1904

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Gallery  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3145-149, Renfrew StreetYes 
Item 2 of 35, 7, Rose StreetYes 
Item 3 of 3254-290, Sauchiehall StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51855  Originally built as art gallery and warehouse for Archibald McLellan
Item 2 of 518671868 Conversion of part of the building into a picture gallery for Corporation
Item 3 of 51904  Remodelling of interior, shopfronts, dome at Rose Street corner as Magasin des Tuilleries
Item 4 of 519121913 Reconstruction and extensive new galleries
Item 5 of 5After 1980Before 2000RestorationRestoration of McLellan Galleries and conversion of adjacent Treron's store to offices

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 13James SmithArchitect 1855 Original building--art gallery
Item 2 of 13C H Wilson & D ThomsonArchitectural practiceB18671868Conversion of part of the building into a picture gallery for Corporation
Item 3 of 13Charles Heath WilsonArchitectB18671868Conversion of part of the building into a picture gallery for Corporation
Item 4 of 13David ThomsonArchitectB18671868Conversion of part of the building into a picture gallery for Corporation
Item 5 of 13Burnet, Boston & CarruthersArchitectural practiceA1904 Remodelling of interior, shopfronts, dome at Rose Street corner
Item 6 of 13Frank BurnetArchitectA1904 Remodelling of interior, shopfronts, dome at Rose Street corner
Item 7 of 13Gilbert McGarvaArchitectA1904 Remodelling of interior, shopfronts, and dome at Rose Street corner - as assistant to Burnet, Boston & Carruthers
Item 8 of 13James CarruthersArchitectA1904 Remodelling of interior, shopfronts, dome at Rose Street corner
Item 9 of 13William James BostonArchitectA1904 Remodelling of interior, shopfronts, dome at Rose Street corner
Item 10 of 13Alexander Beith McDonaldArchitectC19121913Reconstruction and extensive new galleries (McDonald as City Surveyor, working in collaboration with Robert William Horn)
Item 11 of 13Robert William HornArchitectC19121913Reconstruction and extensive new galleries (working in Glasgow Office of Public Works)
Item 12 of 13David Robertson CollinArchitectJAfter 1980Before 2000Restoration of McLellan Galleries and conversion of adjacent Treron's store to offices - with Scott Brownrigg & Turner or Keppie?
Item 13 of 13Scott, Brownrigg & TurnerArchitectural practiceJAfter 1980Before 2000Or Keppie?

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Corporation of the City of GlasgowClient for 1868 work
Item 2 of 2McLellan, Archibald1855 building

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892)Re: Smith
Item 2 of 4Smith, George Fairfull2000'Charles Heath Wilson and David Thomson: a forgotten architectural partnership' AHSS Magazine, no 11, Winter 2000 
Item 3 of 4Stevenson, D M, et al.1914Municipal Glasgow: its evolution and enterprises Glasgow: Corporation of the City of Glasgowp198-201
Item 4 of 4Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p242

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder9 April 1904LXXXVI  
Item 2 of 4Building News3 January 1868   
Item 3 of 4Building News22 October 1913   
Item 4 of 4Building News20 February 1914   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Courtesy of David CollinInformation sent to Dictionary Sent May 2013
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33192 
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) Thomson's job list (for Thomson work)
Item 4 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Carruthers: L v16 no1173; Robert William Horn: F no2657; Gilbert McGarva: L v14 no996
Item 5 of 5Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 1/9658 (1903)