Basic Site Details

Name: Couper Institute and library
Town, district or village: Cathcart
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 184-86, Clarkston RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318871888  
Item 2 of 31915  Extension and alteration
Item 3 of 319231924 Additional hall and library


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 6Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA18871888 
Item 2 of 6Campbell Douglas & SellarsArchitectural practiceA18871888 
Item 3 of 6James SellarsArchitect, ValuerA18871888 
Item 4 of 6Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)Architectural practiceC1915 Extension and alteration
Item 5 of 6Thomas Gilchrist GilmourArchitectC1915 Extension and alteration
Item 6 of 6John Alfred Taylor HoustonArchitectB19231924Additional hall and library


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Couper, RobertFunded by a bequest from Robert Couper of the local Millholm Paper Mills


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p539

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1British Architect13 July 1888   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33918 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas Gilchrist Gilmour: F no2591 (box 8)