Basic Site Details

Name: Boots the Chemist, Argyle Street and Union Street (1)
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Four-storey with attic, on prominent corner site. Boots Cash Chemist on ground floor, possibly offices over.

The building is to be erected in Portland stone which will be shipped direct from the quarries to Glasgow and there worked by local labour. The columns and pilasters will be built in Aberdeen granite and the roof covered in green slates. [Builder 26 November 1926 p859]

Assumed demolished for 1958 replacement. See separate item

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Shop possibly offices over

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Argyle StreetYes 
Item 2 of 24-8, Union StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31923   
Item 2 of 319261928Build/constructionRebuilding?
Item 3 of 3August 1951 AdditionPlans to be prepared for additions


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 7Colin MenziesArchitectA1923  
Item 2 of 7Thomson & MenziesArchitectural practiceA1923  
Item 3 of 7Albert Nelson BromleyArchitectB1928 Rebuilding?
Item 4 of 7Bromley, Cartwright & WaumsleyArchitectural practiceB1928 Rebuilding?
Item 5 of 7Thomas Herbert WaumsleyArchitectB1928 Rebuilding?
Item 6 of 7Thomas Nelson CartwrightArchitectB1928 Rebuilding?
Item 7 of 7Boots Cash Chemist Architectural Staff  1951 Additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Boots Pure Drugs Company 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4BuilderEarly 1925CXXVIII pp859-862 (illustration) CHECK is this 26 Nov 1926 see below
Item 2 of 4Builder26 November 1926  p859 and illustration. Scheme by Bromley and Watkins
Item 3 of 4BuilderLate 1928CXXXV pp887, 898b (illustration)
Item 4 of 4Builder17 August 1951  p231 Plans to be prepared for additions.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) Thomas & Menzies' job list