Basic Site Details

Name: Pettigrew & Stephens Department Store
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: The building has been demolished, but the cupola, attributed to C R Mackintosh on a stylistic basis, is preserved in the Hunterian Art Gallery. Cost of three phases of work (according to Stark): 747 (1896); 35,102 (1900) and 3,192 (1902). The sculptor who modelled the bronze work of the Bath Street block was Benno Schotz.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1The Manchester House  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Department store  
Item 2 of 2Warehouse Original building

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Bath StreetYesAfter extension in early 1920s
Item 2 of 2185-193, Sauchiehall StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 91885  Original building
Item 2 of 918961899 Major reconstruction of existing warehouse
Item 3 of 9May 1901 Opened 
Item 4 of 91910  Tearoom and alterations in basement
Item 5 of 91913  Further work
Item 6 of 919201925 Extension onto Bath Street
Item 7 of 919381940Alterations and additionsAlterations
Item 8 of 91947 Alterations and additions 
Item 9 of 919731974Demolition 


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 22James ChalmersArchitect 1885 Original building
Item 2 of 22Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectA18961899Major reconstruction of existing warehouse
Item 3 of 22Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceA18961899Major reconstruction of existing warehouse
Item 4 of 22John HoneymanArchitectA18961899Major reconstruction of existing warehouse
Item 5 of 22John KeppieArchitectA18961899Major reconstruction of existing warehouse
Item 6 of 22Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectB1904 Alterations and additions
Item 7 of 22Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshArchitectural practiceB1904 Alterations and additions
Item 8 of 22John KeppieArchitectB1904 Alterations and additions
Item 9 of 22Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectD1910 Tearoom and alterations in basement
Item 10 of 22Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshArchitectural practiceD1910 Tearoom and alterations in basement
Item 11 of 22John KeppieArchitectD1910 Tearoom and alterations in basement
Item 12 of 22Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectE1913 Further work, including new shopfronts as chief draughtsman to Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh
Item 13 of 22Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectE1913 Further work
Item 14 of 22Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshArchitectural practiceE1913 Further work
Item 15 of 22John KeppieArchitectE1913 Further work, including new shopfronts
Item 16 of 22Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectC19201925Extension onto Bath Street
Item 17 of 22John KeppieArchitectC19201925Extension onto Bath Street
Item 18 of 22Keppie & HendersonArchitectural practiceC19201925Extension onto Bath Street
Item 19 of 22Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectF19381940Alterations
Item 20 of 22Keppie & HendersonArchitectural practiceF19381940Alterations
Item 21 of 22Walter John Nash MillardArchitectF19381940Alterations
Item 22 of 22Keppie & HendersonArchitectural practiceG1947 Alterations and additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Pettigrew & Stephens 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Academy Architecture1903 Part 1 p59
Item 2 of 3Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1885   952
Item 3 of 3Stark, David2004Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltdpp 178-80 and 218

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder11 April 1896LXX  
Item 2 of 6BuilderLate 1918CXV pp378 (or possibly 278?)
Item 3 of 6Builder23 June 1922CXXII  
Item 4 of 6Builder18 July 1947  p80
Item 5 of 6Building News18 August 1899   
Item 6 of 6RIBA JournalJanuary 1964 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp41

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job book
Item 2 of 3Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 273, 348 and 518
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Andrew Graham Henderson: F no 2852 (box 12)