Basic Site Details

Name: Fraser and McLaren's warehouse
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Reused the head keystones of the Tontine Building, removed 1869 when ground floor shops were formed at that building and rescued by Arthur & Fraser's contractor, Peter Shannan

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2116-120, Argyle StreetYesExtension through to Buchanan Street
Item 2 of 210-12, Buchanan StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418721873 Rebuilding after fire of 27 March 1872
Item 2 of 4March 1874  Building opened
Item 3 of 414 October 1888  Buchanan Street section burnt
Item 4 of 4January 1889  Rebuilt after fire with modified design


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 1William SpenceArchitect 18721873Rebuilding after fire of 27 March 1872


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Fraser & McLaren 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Cowan From Glasgow's treasure chest  p392-436
Item 2 of 3Moss, Michael and Turton, Alison1989A legend of retailing: House of Fraser  p45-47 (Spence mentioned)
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p171

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building News7 June 1872   
Item 2 of 3Building News19 September 1873   
Item 3 of 3Glasgow Herald16 October 1888