Basic Site Details

Name: Parcel Post Office building
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: N.B. Tenders organised from London, not Edinburgh

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 250, Waterloo StreetYes 
Item 2 of 281, Wellington StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319021906  
Item 2 of 3February 1904 Contracts advertised 
Item 3 of 3November 1967 Alterations and additionsTenders accepted for modernisation of post offices [John Giffen & Co, Ltd] costing 78,600 with four other post offices.

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 7H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceA19021906With Oldrieve as assistant with responsibility for post offices, then as Architect for Scotland
Item 2 of 7James Cumming WynnesArchitectA19021906As assistant to Oldrieve in H M Office of Works
Item 3 of 7Walter Wood RobertsonArchitectA19021903Supervisory role only, as Architect for Scotland in H M Office of Works at beginning of project: Oldrieve was responsible for the design
Item 4 of 7William Thomas Oldrieve (sometimes William Thomas Oldgrieve)ArchitectA19021906Working in H M Office of Works, first as assistant with responsibility for post offices, then as Architect for Scotland
Item 5 of 7Charles Ernest JacksonArchitectA19051906As assistant to Oldrieve in H M Office of Works
Item 6 of 7John Giffen & Co LtdBuilder 1967  
Item 7 of 7H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceB1967  

References

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4British Architect26 February 1904  pviii
Item 2 of 4Builders Journal28 November 1906   
Item 3 of 4Building24 November 1967  p228
Item 4 of 4Building Industries16 January 1903   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Extra information sent August 2009
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33214 
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Charles Ernest Jackson: L v24 no1986; Walter Wood Robertson: F v18 p9 no1179 (microfilm reel 12); James Cumming Wynnes: L v9 no516 (microfilm reel 32)
Item 4 of 4Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 1/9706