Basic Site Details

Name: Deaf and Dumb Institute
Town, district or village: Langside
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: The drawing in the Clarke & Bell album (compiled by A MacQueen) is of rear elevation showing section through the hall (drawn on tracing paper) and a detail by Salmon Son & Ritchie. It is not clear whether this was an acquired drawings from the office of the original architects ot whether Clarke & Bell had some work there; it is also possible MacQueen moved to Salmon Son & Ritchie's taking this collection of Clarke & Bell drawings with him but that seems unlikely.

The winning 1959 competition design for the new college, by Boissevain & Osmond, ARIBA, worked with the sloping site creating direct access to the main elements of the plan from courts and landscaped areas. The planned accomodation was in five parts: communal block, including administration; quiet teaching block; domestic science block; workshop block; and gymnasia. Proposed access was by a road (with a car park off (near the main entrance and communal block)) and a service road extension leading to the kitchen, workshops and catering block. Total cost estimated at 466,327. Actual cost 1,000,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Langside College of Further EducationYes 
Item 2 of 2Langside Technical College  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 150-56, Prospecthill RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1118661868  
Item 2 of 1122 May 1868 Opened 
Item 3 of 111892  Alterations
Item 4 of 111896  Earn Cottage and Boys' Home and alterations to rear classrooms
Item 5 of 111901  Alterations to Earn Cottage and Boys' Home
Item 6 of 11April 1950 AdditionPlans in hand for alterations and additions
Item 7 of 118 February 1952 * AdditionPlans to be prepared for additions and extensions
Item 8 of 119 January 1959 Competition designs submittedcompetition result -
'1st (Premium 3,000): Boissevain & Osmond, 2 Field-court, Gray's Inn. WC1 (Design No. 89)
2nd (Premium 2,000): Alison & Hutchison & Partners, FRIBA, FRIAS, 73 George-street, Edinburgh (Design No. 15).
3rd (Premium 1,000): Mervyn Handley, Wallington, Surrey (Design No. 36).
Commended: J. W. Davidson, ARIBA, F. Lloyd Roche, ARIBA, and B. J. Seaman, ARIBA, of Coventry; Barrie Dewhurst, of Harvard University; D. Dex Harrison, FRIBA, AMTPI, of London.
The premiated designs are illustrated on pages 56-59.' per Builder p49
Item 9 of 1121 January 195927 January 1959Design exhibited'all 94 [competition] designs will be shown in the McLellan Galleries, Sauchiehall-st., Glasgow, from January 21-27.' per Builder 9 Jan 1959 p49
Item 10 of 11May 1961August 1964Build/constructionestimated starting and completion dates for new college per Builder 28 Apr 1961 p811
Item 11 of 1125 November 1966 Scheme acceptedEducation committee agreed to enlarge college, cost 203,000

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 22James Salmon (senior) A18661868 
Item 2 of 22James Ritchie A1867 or 18681868 
Item 3 of 22Salmon, Son & Ritchie A1867 or 18681868 
Item 4 of 22William Forrest Salmon A1867 or 18681868 
Item 5 of 22James Salmon & Son C1892 Alterations
Item 6 of 22William Forrest Salmon C1892 Alterations
Item 7 of 22James Salmon & Son B1896 Earn Cottage and Boys' Home and alterations to rear classrooms
Item 8 of 22John Gaff Gillespie B1896 Earn Cottage and Boys' Home and alterations to rear classrooms
Item 9 of 22William Forrest Salmon B1896 Earn Cottage and Boys' Home and alterations to rear classrooms
Item 10 of 22Robert Forbes Hutchison F1900s  
Item 11 of 22James Salmon & Son D1901 Alterations to Earn Cottage and Boys' Home
Item 12 of 22James Salmon (junior) D1901 Alterations to Earn Cottage and Boys' Home
Item 13 of 22John Gaff Gillespie D1901 Alterations to Earn Cottage and Boys' Home
Item 14 of 22William Alexander Kidd D1901 Alterations to Earn Cottage and Boys' Home - as assistant to Salmon & Son
Item 15 of 22William Forrest Salmon D1901 Alterations to Earn Cottage and Boys' Home
Item 16 of 22John McNab (or John MacNab)  19501952To prepare plans for extensions and additions [Builder states plans already created in April 1950]
Item 17 of 22Barbara Joan Osmond (Mrs Boissevain) E1959 1st award in competition for new college - see details under 'construction/design events'
Item 18 of 22Paul Boissevain E1959 1st award in competition for new college - see details under 'construction/design events'
Item 19 of 22Mervyn Handley  9 January 1959 3rd award in competition for new college - see details under 'construction/design events'
Item 20 of 22Boissevain & Osmond E9 January 1959 1st award in competition for new college - see details under 'construction/design events'
Item 21 of 22Alison & Hutchison & Partners F9 January 1959 2nd award in competition for new college - see details under 'construction/design events'
Item 22 of 22Robert Forbes Hutchison F9 January 1959 2nd award in competition for new college - see details under 'construction/design events'


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Education Authorityc 1961


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1872   687 (Salmon, Son & Ritchie)
Item 2 of 6O'Donnell, Raymond2003The life and work of James Salmon architect, 1873-1924 Edinburgh: The Rutland PressSalmon work
Item 3 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 5 of 6Tweed History of Glasgow  p53
Item 6 of 6Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p549

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 11Ayr Advertiser5 March 1896   
Item 2 of 11Ayr Advertiser6 May 1897   
Item 3 of 11Ayr Advertiser15 July 1897   
Item 4 of 11Builder11 October 1902LXXXIII  
Item 5 of 11Builder28 April 1950  p570
Item 6 of 11Builder8 February 1952  p240
Item 7 of 11Builder9 January 1959  'College of Further Education, Glasgow: Competition Result' p49; same title pp56-59 of this issue includes plans, elevations, longitudinal section of winning design (pp56-57), plan and elevation of design placed second (p58) and plan and site layout for design placed third (p59)
Item 8 of 11Builder23 January 1959  perspective drawing (by Howard Mason) on p173 shows the winning design by Messrs. Boissevain & Osmond, ARIBA
Item 9 of 11Builder28 April 1961  'New Technical Colleges, Scotland' p811
Item 10 of 11Building25 November 1966  p152
Item 11 of 11The Studio1905v p54, 55

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register43001Is this the Listing for the lodge or the main building? Unclear in HS list
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSClarke & Bell Album (drawings trimmed to fit, address, dates & titles cut away)  
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Salmon: F v5 p54, microfiche 88/G5; James Salmon (Junior): F v18 p11 no1180 (microfilm reel 12); William Forrest Salmon: F v5 p56, microfiche 89/A4; William Alexander Kidd: L v18 no 1384
Item 4 of 4Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 30 July 1896 and 1901 for Salmon work