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Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow Cross
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of work in which Alexander Smellie was involved: 56,000.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Office(?)  
Item 2 of 2Shop(?)  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2High StreetYes 
Item 2 of 22-26, TrongateYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5July 1914  Competition for reorganisation of street layout
Item 2 of 519231927 Adjustment of original design making one of the quadrants concave (instead of convex as in 1914 design)
Item 3 of 51925 Design exhibitedAdjusted design?
Item 4 of 51927 Design exhibitedAdjusted design?
Item 5 of 51993 Alteration/conversionNew project proposed by Alexander Stoddart which would pair the statues of Robert Adam and Piranesi as a new focus. Unrealised.

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 8Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectAJuly 1914 Won competition for reorganising street layout - as chief draughtsman with Honeyman & Keppie
Item 2 of 8Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceAJuly 1914 Won competition for reorganising street layout
Item 3 of 8John KeppieArchitectAJuly 1914 Won competition for reorganising street layout
Item 4 of 8Alexander SmellieArchitectB19231927Adjusted original design making one of the quadrants concave (instead of convex as in 1914 design)
Item 5 of 8Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectB19231927Adjusted original design making one of the quadrants concave (instead of convex as in 1914 design)
Item 6 of 8Keppie & HendersonArchitectural practiceB19231927Adjusted original design making one of the quadrants concave (instead of convex as in 1914 design)
Item 7 of 8John Eadie Waddel DallachyArchitectB19251926As assistant in the office of Keppie & Henderson
Item 8 of 8Alexander StoddartSculptor 1993 Proposed new project which would pair the statues of Robert Adam and Piranesi as a new focus. Unrealised.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1925   194
Item 2 of 4Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1927   159
Item 3 of 4Stark, David2004Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltdpp222-4
Item 4 of 4Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp158 and 179

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4BuilderLate 1914CVII pp43-44, 575 (latter is the win by Honeyman & Keppie)
Item 2 of 4Builder9 April 1915CVIII  
Item 3 of 4Builder25 June 1915CVIII pp337-338. Illustration.
Item 4 of 4RIBA JournalJanuary 1964 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp41 Obituary of Henderson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register327802-16 (Even Nos) Trongate/High Street, Quadrant with Bank of Scotland
Item 2 of 4Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 409 and 437
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSBuildings of Scotland Research Notes (for published volumes)179 
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Andrew Graham Henderson: F no 2852 (box 12); Alexander Smellie: L no3476 (box 11)

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