Basic Site Details

Name: Scotia Music Hall, tenement and shops
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Information from Frank Worsdall.

Built as the Scotia Hall, the first purpose built music hall in Glasgow

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Metropole Name changed to Metropole in 1898. (The Metropole name was then taken to the Empress/Falcon Theatre at St George`s Cross by Jimmy Logan)
Item 2 of 2Scotia Variety Theatre in 1874

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Scotia Music Hall, Stockwell StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71862 Build/constructionMusic Hall begun
Item 2 of 71863 Build/constructionShops at front begun
Item 3 of 718741875 Rebuilding of Black's theatre, 15,000. Known then as the Scotia Variety Theatre, and tenement added in front.
Item 4 of 71893  Alterations
Item 5 of 71898  Rebuilding
Item 6 of 7October 1961 Destruction/demolitionDemolished after fire in October 1961.
Item 7 of 71962 Plans drawn upFor rebuilding - not executed.

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 7Robert BlackArchitectB1863  
Item 2 of 7Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA18741875Rebuilding of Black's theatre, 15,000. Known then as the Scotia Variety Theatre, and tenement added in front.
Item 3 of 7Campbell Douglas & SellarsArchitectural practiceA18741875Rebuilding of Black's theatre, 15,000. Known then as the Scotia Variety Theatre, and tenement added in front.
Item 4 of 7James SellarsArchitect, ValuerA18741875Rebuilding of Black's theatre, 15,000. Known then as the Scotia Variety Theatre, and tenement added in front.
Item 5 of 7Joseph Charlton MaxwellArchitectC1898 Rebuilding - with William Hope
Item 6 of 7William HopeArchitectC1898 Rebuilding - with Joseph Charlton Maxwell
Item 7 of 7Lennox Dundas PatersonArchitectD1962 Plans to rebuild the theatre approved by
Dean of Guild Court, unexecuted.

This would be for Alex Frutin who decided instead to buy the West End Playhouse/Empress at St George`s Cross, renaming it Metropole (and later sold to Jimmy Logan).

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 4Baylis TrustFrom 1874
Item 2 of 4Baylis, JamesClient from 1862 for original building
Item 3 of 4Fruitin, AlexanderFor 1962 rebuilding proposal. He decided instead to buy the West End Playhouse/Empress at St George`s Cross, renaming it Metropole (and later sold to Jimmy Logan).
Item 4 of 4Moss, H E, Thornton, Richard and Kirk, JamesFor 1893 work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Peter, Bruce1999Scotland's Splendid Theatres: Architecture and Social History from the Reformation to the Present Day Edinburgh: Polygon (an imprint of Edinburgh University Press Ltd)p78
Item 2 of 2Smith, Graeme2008The Theatre Royal: entertaining a Nation Glasgow Publications 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder24 January 1863XXI  
Item 2 of 5Builder1 July 1893LXV p17
Item 3 of 5Builder1 January 1898   
Item 4 of 5Glasgow Herald26 July 1869  Law report
Item 5 of 5Glasgow Herald17 February 2012  page 16 , feature "From the Archives" (for 1962 proposals)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Graeme SmithInformation via website (from Graeme Smith)  Sent February 2012