Basic Site Details

Name: A & G Thomson's Warehouse
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 14,900 to build originally.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Grosvenor Building after conversion work of 1897-99
Item 2 of 2Grosvenor Restaurant after conversion work of 1897-99

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 168-80, Gordon StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518581859 Original building
Item 2 of 518641866 Burnt and rebuilt
Item 3 of 518971899 Alterations to create restaurant.
Item 4 of 519021907 Reconstruction of earlier building with additional floors
Item 5 of 519711974ReconstructionBurnt out and rebuilt as offices


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 17A & G Thomson A18581859Original building
Item 2 of 17Alexander Thomson A18581859Original building
Item 3 of 17George Thomson A18581859Original building
Item 4 of 17A & G Thomson B18641866Rebuilt to original design after fire
Item 5 of 17Alexander Thomson B18641866Rebuilt to original design after fire
Item 6 of 17George Thomson B18641866Rebuilt to original design after fire
Item 7 of 17Alexander Nisbet Malcolm C18971899Alterations to create restaurant - as apprentice to Clarke & Bell
Item 8 of 17Allan Ferguson Duncan C18971899Alterations to create restaurant - as assistant to Clarke & Bell
Item 9 of 17Clarke & Bell C18971899Alterations to create restaurant
Item 10 of 17George Bell II C18971899Alterations to create restaurant
Item 11 of 17Matthew Adam C18981898Alterations to create restaurant - as assistant to Clarke & Bell
Item 12 of 17Clarke & Bell D19021904Additions - 2 floors added
Item 13 of 17James Hoey Craigie D19021907Additions - 2 floors added
Item 14 of 17John Marshall Hunter D19031907Additions - 2 floors added - as chief assistant to Clarke & Bell (& J H Craigie)
Item 15 of 17Clarke & Bell & J H Craigie D19051907Additions - 2 floors added
Item 16 of 17R Seifert & Partners (or R Seifert Co-Partnership) Q19711974Rebuilding as offices.
Item 17 of 17Richard Seifert Q19711974Rebuilding as offices.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2McKillop, WilliamRestaurant
Item 2 of 2Thomson, Alexander & GeorgeOriginal building


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 8Academy Architecture1907 part 1 pp60-62, Restaurant
Item 2 of 8APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 3 of 8Gildard, Thomas1888Greek Thomson Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, xix (30 January 1888), pp191-209 
Item 4 of 8Law, Graham1954Greek Thomsoncxv, May 1954Architectural Review, May 1954 (Publication of 1960 Cambridge dissertation, original at NMRS) 
Item 5 of 8Nicholson, Jane or Thomson, Amelia Memoir of Alexander Thomson Written for Alexander Thomson Memorial 
Item 6 of 8Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1907   782 (exhibited under Clarke & Bell but really J H Craigie)
Item 7 of 8Stamp, Gavin1999Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius London: Lawrence King, in association with Glasgow 1999 
Item 8 of 8Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p226

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Alexander Thomson Society NewsletterMay 1995no 13  
Item 2 of 4Architect27 October 1907   
Item 3 of 4Glasgow Herald23 May 1864   
Item 4 of 4North British Daily Mail23 May 1864   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Glasgow City ArchivesFrank Worsdall's Collection on Greek Thomson, including job list and photograph list  
Item 2 of 5Glasgow Institute of ArchitectsBiographical sketch and job list of Greek Thomson by Rev John Stark, 1879  
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33034 
Item 4 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Bell II: F v17 p69 no1131 (microfilm reel 12); James Hoey Craigie: L v17 no1201 & F no1763 (microfilm reel 14); Allan Ferguson Duncan: L v17 no1236; John Marshall Hunter: L v18 no1358; Alexander Nisbet Malcolm: L v19 no1446
Item 5 of 5Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 21 July 1864; D of G1/9049 (1902)