Basic Site Details

Name: National Bank of Scotland, Argyle Street Branch
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Notes: The bank was on the ground floor of the early nineteenth century block on the corner of Argyle Street occupied by the Argyle Hotel. This earlier building was demolished in 1929 and new building erected.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Argyle StreetYes 
Item 2 of 28-10, Union StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 39 June 1870  Estimates of 1069 by John Lamb & Sons for building alterations approved
Item 2 of 3After 1929Before 1931 New building on same site
Item 3 of 3c. 1929 DemolitionOf original building

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 7Graham Maitland ThomsonArchitect 1870 Clerk of Works to the Bank: submitted estimate for alterations
Item 2 of 7A & G ThomsonArchitectural practiceA1870 Alterations to shop to form bank with new ground-floor frontage
Item 3 of 7Alexander ThomsonArchitectA1870 Alterations to shop to form bank with new ground-floor frontage
Item 4 of 7George ThomsonArchitectA1870 Alterations to shop to form bank with new ground-floor frontage
Item 5 of 7Andrew BalfourArchitectBAfter 1929Before 1931New building on same site
Item 6 of 7Balfour & StewartArchitectural practiceBAfter 1929Before 1931New building on same site
Item 7 of 7William Fraser Tytler StewartArchitectBAfter 1929Before 1931New building on same site

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1National Bank of Scotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Stamp, Gavin1999Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius London: Lawrence King, in association with Glasgow 1999 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Alexander Thomson Society NewsletterApril 2002no 31 by Dominic d'Angelo
Item 2 of 2Building News21 October 1870   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Fraser Tytler Stewart: F no2906 (box 14)
Item 2 of 3Royal Bank of Scotland Group ArchivesNational Bank Board Minutes 9 June 1870
Item 3 of 3Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 12 May 1870