Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow Herald Building
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Notes: Sculptors of 1879-80 building: John Mossman and Charles Grassby.

Cost of 1893-95 rebuilding: 23,400 (date given as 1895-7 in Crawford, 1995). Cost of 1909 work: 50,000.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 363-69, Buchanan StreetYes 
Item 2 of 3Mitchell Lane  
Item 3 of 368-76, Mitchell StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 81870  Original building
Item 2 of 818791880 Extensive rebuilding, remodelling back (Buchanan Street)
Item 3 of 818931895 Mitchell Street new building and internal remodelling
Item 4 of 81909  Addition, Mitchell Lane
Item 5 of 81914  Alterations
Item 6 of 81918  Alterations
Item 7 of 819271929 Refurbishment
Item 8 of 819351937 Alterations

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 31John Baird the SecondArchitectA1870 Original building
Item 2 of 31Hugh Hough (or Heugh, or Heuch) MacLureArchitect, Engineer 1879 Two sets of competition designs exhibited
Item 3 of 31Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerB18791880Extensive rebuilding, remodelling back (Buchanan Street)
Item 4 of 31Campbell Douglas & SellarsArchitectural practiceB18791880Extensive rebuilding, remodelling back (Buchanan Street)
Item 5 of 31James SellarsArchitect, ValuerB18791880Extensive rebuilding, remodelling back (Buchanan Street)
Item 6 of 31P & W AndersonArchitectural practice 1893(?)1895(?)Engineers/builders for Mitchell Street new building and internal remodelling?
Item 7 of 31Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectC1893(?)1895(?)Mitchell Street new building and internal remodelling
Item 8 of 31Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceC1893(?)1895(?)Mitchell Street new building and internal remodelling
Item 9 of 31John HoneymanArchitectC1893(?)1895(?)Mitchell Street new building and internal remodelling
Item 10 of 31John KeppieArchitectC1893(?)1895(?)Mitchell Street new building and internal remodelling
Item 11 of 31Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectD1905 Alterations
Item 12 of 31Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshArchitectural practiceD1905 Alterations
Item 13 of 31John KeppieArchitectD1905 Alterations
Item 14 of 31J W Beaumont & SonsArchitectural practiceE1909 Addition, Mitchell Lane
Item 15 of 31James William BeaumontArchitectE1909 Addition, Mitchell Lane
Item 16 of 31William Somerville BeaumontArchitectE1909 Addition, Mitchell Lane
Item 17 of 31Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectH1913 Further alterations
Item 18 of 31Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshArchitectural practiceH1913 Further alterations
Item 19 of 31John KeppieArchitectH1913 Further alterations
Item 20 of 31Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceF1914 Alterations
Item 21 of 31John KeppieArchitectF1914 Alterations
Item 22 of 31Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectG1918 Alterations
Item 23 of 31John KeppieArchitectG1918 Alterations
Item 24 of 31Keppie & HendersonArchitectural practiceG1918 Alterations
Item 25 of 31Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectI19271929Refurbishment
Item 26 of 31John KeppieArchitectI19271929Refurbishment
Item 27 of 31Keppie & HendersonArchitectural practiceI19271929Refurbishment
Item 28 of 31Alexander SmellieArchitectJ19351937Alterations
Item 29 of 31Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectJ19351937Alterations
Item 30 of 31John KeppieArchitectJ19351937Alterations
Item 31 of 31Keppie & HendersonArchitectural practiceJ19351937Alterations

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Outram, George and CompanyClient for earlier phases
Item 2 of 2Simpson Hunter & YoungClient for 1935-7 work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 10Crawford, Alan1995Charles Rennie Mackintosh London: Thames and Hudson 
Item 2 of 10Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1879   664 (Campbell Douglas & Sellars); 667 & 672 (MacLure)
Item 3 of 10Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1880   583
Item 4 of 10Howarth, Thomas1977Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Modern MovementSecond EditionLondon: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltdpp61-2
Item 5 of 10Hume, John R1974Industrial Archaeology of Glasgow Glasgow & London: BlackieG72
Item 6 of 10McKenzie, Ray2002Public sculpture of Glasgow (Public sculpture of Great Britain series) Liverpool University Presspp38-40
Item 7 of 10RSA1881   886
Item 8 of 10RSA1895   490 (Honeyman & Keppie)
Item 9 of 10Stark, David2004Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltdpp169-73
Item 10 of 10Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp220,230

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Architect and Building News1933Jan-Jun p176
Item 2 of 5Architect and Building News1935Jan-Jun p87
Item 3 of 5British Architect27 August 1880   
Item 4 of 5British ArchitectMarch 1895  Check date
Item 5 of 5Builder12 June 1909  p710 - alterations by Beaumont

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Glasgow City ArchivesWorsdall Collection Ref B136
Item 2 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32994 
Item 3 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3308760-76 Mitchell Street (a Listed part)
Item 4 of 7Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job Book (also for 1905 and 1914 alterations)
Item 5 of 7Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 255, 343, 364, 434, 501
Item 6 of 7Mitchell LibraryGlasgow City Archives GC 052 BAI (reproduced on www.theglasgowstory.com)
Item 7 of 7Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild Plans only