Basic Site Details

Name: John Blair & Co Warehouse and Shops
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cooper's BuildingYesLater grocery owner.

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 317-19, Dixon StreetYes 
Item 2 of 332-38, Howard StreetYes 
Item 3 of 3St Enoch SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4c. 1851c. 1852 Original design--not built
Item 2 of 41853 ConstructionDifferent design
Item 3 of 41901  Survey made
Item 4 of 41966 Demolition 


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 4Alexander ThomsonArchitectAc. 18511853 
Item 2 of 4Baird & ThomsonArchitectural practiceAc. 18511853 
Item 3 of 4John Baird the SecondArchitectAc. 18511853 
Item 4 of 4John NisbetArchitect 1901 Survey drawings


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Blair, John - hat manufacturer 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 7Alexander 'Greek' Thomson Architect 1817-18751984Alexander 'Greek' Thomson Architect 1817-1875 Architectural Association Exhibition Catalogue, London, 1984 
Item 2 of 7Glasgow of Today: The Metropolis of the North1888Glasgow of Today: The Metropolis of the North London, 1888p125, Illustration
Item 3 of 7Gomme, Andor and Walker, David1987Architecture of GlasgowSecond revised ednLondon: Lund Humphries 
Item 4 of 7Hitchcock, Henry-Russell1951Early Cast-Iron Facadescix, February 1951Architectural reviewOriginal design
Item 5 of 7Law, Graham1954Greek Thomsoncxv, May 1954Architectural Review, May 1954 (Publication of 1960 Cambridge dissertation, original at NMRS)Illustration of original design
Item 6 of 7McFadzean, Ronald1979The Life and Work of Alexander Thomson London: Routledge & Kegan PaulIllustration of original design
Item 7 of 7Stamp, 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 1Alexander Thomson Society NewsletterJanuary 1998no 20 by Domenic d'Angelo

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Glasgow City ArchivesFrank Worsdall's Collection on Greek Thomson, including job list and photograph list  
Item 2 of 3Mitchell LibraryGlasgow City Archives Survey drawings by John Nisbet (1901) and James Bunyan (1951)
Item 3 of 3Mitchell Library, GlasgowDrawings Collection Two elevations of original proposed design