Basic Site Details

Name: Cinema, Colquhoun Square
Town, district or village: Helensburgh
City or county: Dunbartonshire
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 1Tower CinemaYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 15, Colquhoun SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 622 December 1919  Plans dated - unexecuted?
Item 2 of 631 May 1926  Plans dated
Item 3 of 67 June 1926  Plans dated
Item 4 of 67 September 1927 Opened 
Item 5 of 6January 1968  Closed after fire
Item 6 of 61973 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 6George Andrew Paterson A1919 Unexecuted plans?
Item 2 of 6John Stewart A1919 Unexecuted plans?
Item 3 of 6Stewart & Paterson A1919 Unexecuted plans?
Item 4 of 6George Andrew Paterson B1926 Final plans
Item 5 of 6John Stewart B1926 Final plans
Item 6 of 6Stewart & Paterson B1926 Final plans


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Brown, John MaxwellClient in 1919 and 1926


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2McDonald, William (ed)1999Burgh of Helensburgh Dean of Guild Court Records 1875-1975 Argyll & Bute Council Library & Information Service and Argyll & Bute Archives 
Item 2 of Scottish Cinemas website and databaseDatabase accessed September 2006

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Argyll & Bute Council ArchivesHelensburgh Dean of Guild 14/1919; 14/1926