Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow Empire Exhibition, Palace of Art
Town, district or village: Bellahouston
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Notes: The only surviving building from the Glasgow Empire Exhibition, and the only one designed to be permanent. Converted to a community centre after the Second World War.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 11121, Paisley Road WestYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319371938  
Item 2 of 3Late 1938  Decision by Glasgow Corporation to retain this pavilion (also retain Glasgow Corporation Pavilion)
Item 3 of 31951  Made permanent as community centre


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 3Thomas Smith TaitArchitect 1937 Ross in conjunction with Thomas Tait
Item 2 of 3Launcelot Hugh RossArchitectA19371938Designed & constructed- with Thomas Tait
Item 3 of 3Launcelot Hugh RossArchitectB1951(?) Made permanent as community centre after the Second World War

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Empire Exhibition, masterplanPlanned and overseen by Thomas Smith Tait, appointed by the Government.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Pressp184
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p581

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Architect and Building News1938Jan-Jun p169
Item 2 of 5Architectural Review1938no84 (Jul-Dec) pp3-22, 25-40
Item 3 of 5BuilderEarly 1938CLIV pp148, 237, 481, 631, 974-7, 983-992, 1007-1008
Item 4 of 5BuilderLate 1938CLV pp634, 818
Item 5 of 5RIBA JournalJuly 1956 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsLauncelot Hugh Ross obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33579