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Basic Site Details

Name: Paisley Library and Museum
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of museum: 6,324. Cost of library: 2,667. Cost of first extension (1882): 6,754. Cost of 1904 extension 6,699.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Library  
Item 2 of 2Museum  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1High StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71868   
Item 2 of 729 April 1869 Foundation stone 
Item 3 of 711 April 1871 Opened 
Item 4 of 71882  First extension
Item 5 of 71913  Additions
Item 6 of 7c. 1930  Extension. Date uncertain
Item 7 of 719331934 Extension


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 13John HoneymanArchitectB1868  
Item 2 of 13John HoneymanArchitectC1882 Extension
Item 3 of 13Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectD19041905Extension
Item 4 of 13Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshArchitectural practiceD19041905Extension
Item 5 of 13John KeppieArchitectD19041905Extension
Item 6 of 13Thomas Graham AbercrombieArchitect 1913 Additions
Item 7 of 13Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectAc. 1930 Extension - date uncertain
Item 8 of 13John KeppieArchitectAc. 1930 Extension - date uncertain
Item 9 of 13Keppie & HendersonArchitectural practiceAc. 1930 Extension - date uncertain
Item 10 of 13Alexander SmellieArchitectE1933 Extension
Item 11 of 13Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectE1933 Extension
Item 12 of 13John KeppieArchitectE1933 Extension
Item 13 of 13Keppie & HendersonArchitectural practiceE1933 Extension


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Coats, Peter, Sir 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Stark, David2004Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltdpp82-5
Item 2 of 2Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p15

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect4 November 1881   
Item 2 of 2RIBA JournalJanuary 1964 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Henderson (for extension of c.1930)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39025 
Item 2 of 5Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job book (for original building and first extension)
Item 3 of 5Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 93, 193 , 314 and 485
Item 4 of 5Renfrewshire CouncilPaisley Dean of Guild Records Dean of Guild 1913/43 and 1933.
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Honeyman: F v5 p21, microfiche 87/D4


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