Basic Site Details

Name: Lewis's Royal Polytechnic
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Lewis's Department StoreYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 165-117, Argyle StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31929 Proposed 
Item 2 of 319301932Build/construction 
Item 3 of 39 December 1932  Date of petition to Dean of Guild


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 5Clarke & Bell & J H Craigie B19291932 
Item 2 of 5James Hoey Craigie B19291930Given as architect by family history written by William Thom Craigie, second son of James Hoey Craigie. This states that James Hoey Craigie was the principal architect for the new Lewis's Store from the commission in 1929 until his death in 1930.
Item 3 of 5Gerald de Courcy Fraser A1930(?)1932Acted as executant architect - perhaps after the death of Craigie in 1930?
Item 4 of 5George Walter Atkinson  1932 Given as architect in 'Architect & Building News' 1932.
Item 5 of 5George Bell III B1932  


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Craigie, William Thompson Some History of the Craigie Family   
Item 2 of 3South Glasgow Heritage Trust An ABC of the Gorbals:  Accessed August 2009
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p170

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News1930Jul-Dec p511
Item 2 of 4Architect and Building News1932Jan-June p382
Item 3 of 4Builder27 May 1932CXLII  
Item 4 of 4Builder29 July 1932CXLIII  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32609 
Item 2 of 2Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild T-AF 342/1-3; 470 (1932) (Photographs and petition)