Basic Site Details

Name: Allan Glen's School
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Founded by the Allan Glen's Endowment Scholarship Trust, the school opened in 1853, built on land which Glen had owned on the corner of North Hanover Street and Cathedral Street. It remained here until 1926 when it moved into the building previously occupied by Provanside Public School in North Montrose Street, the original building being retained for technical training.

In 1958 a new school building was planned on Cathedral Street, adjacent to the existing one and this was opened in 1965. The school was formally closed in 1989, the buildings on Cathedral Street being converted into an annexe for the nearby Glasgow Central College of Commerce. (See separate entry for Allan Glen's Senior Secondary School).

Charles Rennie Mackintosh attended the school

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Cathedral StreetYes 
Item 2 of 349, Dempster Street Canmore address for original building
Item 3 of 3Hanover StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618521853  
Item 2 of 6May 1853  Opened
Item 3 of 61889  New technical block
Item 4 of 6c. 1939 ProposedPlans for alterations, additions and new buildings, costing c.100,000; delayed by outbreak of war
Item 5 of 61947 ProposedProposed school buildings by McNab. Probably related to scheme proposed in 1939
Item 6 of 619611963Build/constructionNew buildings- labs and classrooms, sacreended from road by glass-walled hall and dining room, and to N block of workshops and gym.

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 6Alexander MunroArchitect 18521853 
Item 2 of 6James Salmon & SonArchitectural practiceA1889 Extension - new technical block
Item 3 of 6William Forrest SalmonArchitectA1889 Extension - new technical block
Item 4 of 6Sam BuntonArchitect c. 1939 Plans for alterations, additions and new buildings, costing c.100,000; delayed by outbreak of war
Item 5 of 6John McNab (or John MacNab)Architect 1947 Proposed school buildings
Item 6 of 6Glasgow Corporation Education OfficeArchitectural practiceD19611963New buildings- labs and classrooms, sacreended from road by glass-walled hall and dining room, and to N block of workshops and gym.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Allan Glen's Endowment Scholarship Trust1850
Item 2 of 2Glasgow CorporationFrom 1912

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Allan Glen's Senior Secondary Schoolphase 1 - clearance of site for and erection of 6-storey block in front of existing school [212557]
phase 2 - demolition of existing building [212557] and rebuilding
cost 500,000

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Gildard, Thomas1895An Old Glasgow Architect on some Older OnesXXVIProceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgowp116
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p144

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3British Architect29 March 1889   
Item 2 of 3Builder29 August 1947  p248 - Proposed school buildings by McNab
Item 3 of 3Glasgow Herald27 April 1938  p14 - General history of school

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Sam Bunton: L no5037 (combined box 52)
Item 2 of 2Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmoreID 180084For original building - address given as 49 Dempster Street