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Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Exchange
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Notes: There seems to be a conflict of information about this building. The Hunterian Museum catalogue of Hamilton drawings indicates that Hamilton drew up a mansion for Mr Cunningham rather than designing the Royal Exchange which incorporated a an earlier house.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Gallery Of Modern ArtYes 
Item 2 of 2Stirling's LibraryYes 

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2111, Queen StreetYes 
Item 2 of 246-58, Royal Exchange SquareYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1018271829Build/constructionCunningham Mansion or Royal Exchange incorporating former Cunningham mansion.
Item 2 of 1018821888 Alterations
Item 3 of 101896  Partial reconstruction for the National Telephone Co
Item 4 of 101900  Alterations
Item 5 of 101903  Offices and test room
Item 6 of 101911 Design exhibitedProposed extension (additional floors over hall) - not carried out
Item 7 of 1019131915 Reconstruction for Directors of Royal Exchange
Item 8 of 101915  Restaurant for Directors of Royal Exchange
Item 9 of 101930 Design exhibitedFurther proposed extension scheme - not carried out
Item 10 of 101940 Design exhibitedApproved extension scheme

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 20David HamiltonArchitectA18271829Cunningham Mansion or Royal Exchange incorporating former Cunningham mansion.
Item 2 of 20John HerbertsonArchitectK18271829Supervised the building of the Exchange for Hamilton.
Item 3 of 20D Thomson & TurnbullArchitectural practiceA18821883Alterations
Item 4 of 20David ThomsonArchitectA18821888Alterations
Item 5 of 20Andrew Rennie CrawfordArchitectB1896 Partial reconstruction for the National Telephone Co - as assistant to David Thomson
Item 6 of 20Colin MenziesArchitectB1896 Partial reconstruction for the National Telephone Co
Item 7 of 20David ThomsonArchitectB1896 Partial reconstruction for the National Telephone Co
Item 8 of 20Thomson & MenziesArchitectural practiceB1896 Partial reconstruction for the National Telephone Co
Item 9 of 20Colin MenziesArchitectC1900 Alterations
Item 10 of 20Thomson & MenziesArchitectural practiceC1900 Alterations
Item 11 of 20Colin MenziesArchitectD1903 Offices and test room
Item 12 of 20Thomson & MenziesArchitectural practiceD1903 Offices and test room
Item 13 of 20Alexander Nisbet PatersonArchitectE1911 Proposed extension scheme (additional floors over hall) - not carried out
Item 14 of 20Colin MenziesArchitectF19131915Reconstruction for Directors of Royal Exchange
Item 15 of 20Thomson & MenziesArchitectural practiceF19131915Reconstruction for Directors of Royal Exchange
Item 16 of 20Colin MenziesArchitectG1915 Restaurant
Item 17 of 20Thomson & MenziesArchitectural practiceG1915 Restaurant
Item 18 of 20A N Paterson & StoddartArchitectural practiceH1930 Further proposed extension scheme - not carried out
Item 19 of 20Alexander Nisbet PatersonArchitectH1930 Further proposed extension scheme - not carried out
Item 20 of 20Alexander Nisbet PatersonArchitectI1940 Approved extensions scheme

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1National Telephone CoClient for Thomson & Menzies work of 1886 and 1903

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 2 of 7Brewsher, C C1927The Glasgow Royal Exchange....Centenary   
Item 3 of 7Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1930   162 (Paterson's second proposed extension scheme)
Item 4 of 7Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1940   44 (Paterson's approved extension scheme)
Item 5 of 7RSA1911   417 (Paterson' s proposed extension)
Item 6 of 7RSA1931   579 (Paterson's second proposed extension scheme)
Item 7 of 7RSA1940   593 (Paterson's approved extension scheme)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Quarterly1935 Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)Obituary of Menzies

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32818 
Item 2 of 5Hunterian Museum, Glasgow UniversityHamilton DrawingsGLAHA 42597-42615 
Item 3 of 5NASSC Archives (Sc)SC 36/48/40p418
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) Thomson job list(1886 work) and Thomson & Menzies job list (for all Thomson & Menzies phases of work )
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Andrew Rennie Crawford: L v17 no1202

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