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Historic Glasgow Buildings : Famous Works

Caledonia Road Church – by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson
Glasgow Herald – by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Glasgow School of Art – by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Hill House – by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
House for an Art Lover – by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Hunterian Museum – by Charles Rennie Mackintosh : recreation
St Andrews Church – by Dreghorn + Naismith
St Vincent Street Church – by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson
Willow Tea Rooms – by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Scottish Tours : key examples of Scottish Building in recent decades
Glasgow Science Centre
photo © Keith Hunter

Glasgow Tours : key examples of Glasgow Building in recent decades
Castlemilk Stables Glasgow
photo : Keith Hunter

Historic Glasgow Buildings : Full List by Building

Athenaeum, Buchanan St – JJ Burnet, 1886
Babbity Bowster, 16-18 Blackfriars St – James Adam, 1792; rest. 1985
Balgrayhill Rd, 140-142 – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1890
Britannia Panopticon Music Hall building, 115 Trongate, 1857
Blythswood Square, No.5 door only – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1908
Buchanan St, 85 – Gillespie Kidd & Coia, 1970
Buck’s Head Building, 63 Argyle St – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1862-63
Caledonia Road Church, 1 Caledonia Rd, Gorbals – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1856-57
Cardross Seminary building, Cardross, nr Helensburgh – Gillespie Kidd & Coia, 1958-66
Ca d’Oro Glasgow Gordon St – John Honeyman
Central Hotel building, Gordon St – Robert Rowand Anderson, 1879
City Halls, Albion St – James Cleland, 1817-
Corinthian, 191 Ingram St, Merchant City – Salmon I & Burnet 1841-3
Daily Record Printing Works building, Renfield Lane – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1901
Dennistoun library, 2a Craigpark St – James Robert Rhind, 1905
Department of Natural Philosophy, Univ. of Glasgow – Basil Spence & Partners, 1952
Double Villa, The, 25a Mansionhouse Rd – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1857
Egyptian Halls, 84-100 Union St – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1871-73
Glasgow Cathedral Precinct, Townhead – various, 1200; refurb. Page & Park 1987
Glasgow Central Station building – Blyth & Cunningham 1876-79
Glasgow Central Hotel building – Rowand Anderson 1879; James Miller 1901-6
Glasgow City Chambers building – William Young 1883-88
Glasgow Herald, 60-76 87-94 Mitchell St – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1893-95
Glasgow Museum of Religion – rest. Ian Begg, architect, 1988-90
Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew St – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1899 & 1910
Govan Parish Church, 866 Govan Rd – Robert Rowand Anderson, 1888
Great Western Terrace (alexander thomson hotel) 320 Argyle St – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1869
Grecian Chambers, 336-356 Sauchiehall St – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1865
Grosvenor building, 72-80 Gordon St – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1859
Hill House, Helensburgh – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1902-04
Holmwood House, 61 Netherlee Rd, Cathcart – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1858
Knowe, The, Albert Drive, Shields Rd – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1853
House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park – Andy Macmillan after Mackintosh 1996
Hunterian Museum – Charles Rennie Mackintosh : recreation; gallery 1978
Luma Building, 470-510 Shieldhall Rd – Cornelius Armour, 1938
Mclennan Arch, Glasgow Green / Saltmarket – James Adam, 1796
Maria Villa, Langside – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1857-61
Martyrs’ School, 52 Parson St – Honeyman & Keppie (Rennie Mackintosh), 1898
Moray Place No.1, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1861
Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, Argyll – Robert Rowand Anderson
Nithsdale Road, 200 – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1871
North Park Terrace – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1866
Oakfield Avenue, 41-53 – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1865
Our Lady & St Francis School, 58-60 Charlotte St – Gillespie Kidd & Coia, 1964
Our Lady of Good Counsel, 6 Broompark Circus – Gillespie Kidd & Coia, 1966
Pearce Institute building, 840 Govan Rd – Robert Rowand Anderson, 1905
Peoples Palace, Glasgow Green – Alexander Beith Macdonald, 1898; refurb. 1998
Pollok House, 2060 Pollokshaws Rd – William Adam; John & Robert Adam, 1752
Queens Cross Church 870 Garscube Rd, Woodside – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1896-99
Queen Elizabeth Square, Hutchesontown – Basil Spence, 1960-65/66, dem. 1993
Queens Park Church, Langside Rd – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1869 (destroyed)
Ruchill Free Church Halls building – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1899
St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, 170-188 Clyde St – Gillespie Graham 1814-17
St Andrews Church building – Allan Dreghorn + Mungo Naismith 1750-52
St Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, 21 Whitevale St – Gillespie Kidd & Coia, 1931
St Charles RC Church, 1 Kelvinside Gardens – Gillespie Kidd & Coia, 1960
St Columba, 74 Hopehill Rd – Gillespie Kidd & Coia, 1937
St Marys Episcopal Cathedral – George Gilbert Scott + John Oldrid Scott, 1884
St Mirin’s Cathedral, Cathedral House, Cathedral Precincts, Incle St, Paisley
St Vincent Street Church, 265 St Vincent St – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1859
Scotland Street School, 225 Scotland St – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1904-06
Templeton Carpet Factory – William Leiper, 1889
The Athenaeum, corner of Buchanan St – JJ Burnet, 1886
Trades Hall building, 85-91 Glassford St – Robert Adam, 1794
University of Glasgow – George Gilbert Scott, 1886
Walmer Crescent – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1857
Watson Street Warehouse, 118-126 Watson St – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1880
Westbourne Terrace, 21-39 Hyndland Rd – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1871
West Nile Street, 99-107 – Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, 1858
Willow Tea Rooms, The, 217 Sauchiehall St – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1904

Historic Glasgow Squares, Cranes, Bridges, etc:
George Square
Finnieston Crane
Titan Crane
Kingston Bridge

Historic Glasgow Buildings : Full List by architect

Alexander Beith Macdonald
people’s palace, glasgow green – 1898; refurb. 1998

Alexander Greek Thomson
buck’s head building, 63 argyle st – 1862-63
caledonia road church – 1856-57
double villa, the, 25a mansionhouse rd – 1857
egyptian halls 84-100 union st – 1871-73
great western terr – 1869
grecian chambers, 336-356 sauchiehall st – 1865
grosvenor building, 72-80 gordon st – 1859
holmwood house, 61 netherlee rd, cathcart – 1858
knowe, the, albert drive, shields rd – 1853
maria villa, langside – 1861
no. 1 moray place – 1861
nithsdale road, 200 – 1871
north park terrace – 1866
oakfield avenue, 41-53 – 1865
queen’s park united presbyterian church, langside rd – 1869 (destroyed)
st vincent street church, 265 st vincent st – 1859
walmer crescent – 1857
watson street warehouse, 118-126 watson st – 1880
westbourne terrace, 21-39 hyndland rd – 1871
west nile street, 99-107 – 1858

Basil Spence & Partners
dept of nat.phil, univ of glasgow – 1952

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
balgrayhill rd, 140-142, 1890
blythswood sq, no.5 door only, 1908
daily record printing works, renfield lane – 1901
glasgow herald building- 1893-95
glasgow school of art building, 167 renfrew st – 1899 & 1910
hill house, helensburgh – 1902-1904
house for an art lover, bellahouston park – andy macmillan after mackintosh 1996
martyrs’ school, 52 parson st – honeyman & keppie (mackintosh), 1898
queens cross church, woodside – 1896-99
ruchill free church halls – 1899
scotland street school – 1906
willow tea rooms, the, 217 sauchiehall st – 1904

Cornelius Armour
luma building, 470-510 shiledhall rd – 1938

George Gilbert Scott
st mary’s episcopal cathedral – with john oldrid scott, 1884
university of glasgow – 1886

Gillespie Kidd & Coia
buchanan st, 85 – 1970
cardross seminary building – 1958-66
king’s park secondary school
our lady & st francis school, 58-60 Charlotte St – 1964
our lady of good counsel, craigpark st – 1966
st anne’s roman catholic church, whitevale st – 1931
st charles rc church – 1960
st columba, hopehill rd – 1937

Peter Womersley
monklands leisure centre, langloan, coatbridge 1977

Robert Rowand Anderson
central hotel, gordon st – 1879
govan parish church, 866 govan rd – 1888
pearce institute, 840 govan rd – 1905
mount stuart, isle of bute, argyll

James Adam
babbity bowster, 16-18 blackfriars st – 1792; rest. nicholas groves-raines, 1985
mclennan arch, glasgow green / saltmarket – 1796

James Robert Rhind
dennistoun library building- 1905

Robert Adam
trades hall building, 85-91 glassford st – 1794

William Adam
pollok house, 2060 pollokshaws rd – with john & robert adam, 1752
woodhall house, calderbank, nr coatbridge – now demolished, burnt in early 20thc.

Unattributed
glasgow cathedral precinct, townhead – various, 1200; refurb. Page & Park & Ian White land. arch, 1987

Scottish Architects: Famous Architects from Scotland through the ages

Contemporary Glasgow Buildings

Argyle Street Arcade 30 Buchanan Street
Anderson Quay buildings
Atlantic Quay buildings
Avondale House, Strathclyde Business Park, Bellshill
Aurora Glasgow
Baird Hall building
Braehead Shopping Centre
Broomielaw buildings
Buchanan Galleries, Buchanan St, Jenkins & Marr, 1999
Cardonald College buildings, BDP, 2005
Finnieston Road Bridge, River Cyde, Gillespies, 2004
Forge Shopping Centre building, Parkhead
Forth Valley, Falkirk, JA&W
Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow, Royal Exchange
Glasgow Airport building, Renfrew
Glasgow Cathedral building, various
Glasgow Fort, Auchinlea, Cooper Cromar Architects, 2003
Glasgow Museum of Religion, Ian Begg, 1988-90
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sir Leslie Martin
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
(GRI), Glasgow by Armitage Associates
Glasgow Sheriff Court, Keppie Henderson & Partners, 1986
Great George Street, Cooper Cromar Architects
Gurdwara Glasgow, CRGP Architects
Ingram Square building, Elder & Cannon, 1982
Kelvin Bridge, John McAslan + Partners
Kelvingrove Art Gallery building, Glasgow
Kent Road / North Street, Cafe India Site, Cooper Cromar Architects, 2003
Loch Lomond gateway buildings
Merchant City buildings
Moat House Hotel, Glasgow
Mondriaan Housing, Holmes Partnership 2006
Museum of Transport Glasgow, Kelvinside
National Bank of Pakistan building – no longer extant
Oran Mor – former Kelvinside Parish Church, Byres Road, Glasgow, 2003
Princes Square, 48 Buchanan St, Hugh Martin & Partners, 1988
Scottish TV / SMG buildings : Pacific Quay HQ, Glasgow, 2004
St Enoch’s Centre
, Reiach and Hall with GMW, 1986
Tron Theatre, 71 Trongate, RMJM, 1999
UGC Cinema Glasgow building
Xscape, Faulkner Brown, 2006

Annandale Square, Housing – Elder & Cannon, 1992
Duke St Tenement building – Elder & Cannon, 1994
Moffat Gardens Housing – Elder & Cannon, 1998; Page & Park, 1998
James Goold Building, Strathclyde University, Page & Park, 1997

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Modern Glasgow Buildings

Anderston Centre, Glasgow – Richard Seifert & Partners (architect of London’s Centre Point), 1972
Cumbernauld, (outwith Glasgow, towards Stirling) – Phase 1 by Geoffrey Copcutt, 1967
College of Nautical Studies, Ballater St – Robert Matthew, Johnson Marshall & Partners, 1970
Killoch Colliery building, Ayrshire – Egon Riss, National Coal Board (NCB) Architect, 1953




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