Ca d’Oro Glasgow, 45 Gordon Street building photo, Architect John Honeyman, Historic Scottish architecture

Ca d’Oro Building, Glasgow

Landmark Scottish Architecture on Gordon St, Strathclyde, Scotland design John Honeyman Architect.

post updated 2 December 2023 ; 18 July 2023

45 Gordon Street

Photographs of this historic city centre building from the northwest corner of the property / site:

Address: 45 Gordon Street, corner with Union Street

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45 Gordon St building images © Adrian Welch

Ca d’Oro Building Glasgow

Architect: John Honeyman

Location: centre of city, just east of Central Station

An early building to use cast iron columns, as does the Egyptian Halls, a close neighbour further south down the street.

The Ca d’Oro Building is a commercial building in the Scottish city of Glasgow. The building was made a Category B listed building in 1970 and was then upgraded to Category A in 1988 after being restored from a fire.

The building was constructed in 1872 as Möbelwarenhaus F and J Smith’s Furniture Warehouse at a cost of £11,000. The Scottish architect John Honeyman was responsible for the design.

Between 1926 and 1929, the building was expanded and partially revised according to a design by the Glaswegian architecture office of Gillespie Kidd & Coia Architects. A fire devastated the building in 1987.

When it was rebuilt, the interior was replaced by an atrium surrounded by shops. The property restoration has been recognized by the Scottish Civic Trust.

Inspired by the Ca’ d’Oro in Venice, the Ca d’Oro Building is designed in the style of Venetian Renaissance architecture. Set on the corner between Union Street and Gordon Street in the centre of Glasgow, the building is just north of the Egyptian Halls, with Glasgow Central train station opposite across Union Street.

Glasgow Architecture Tours

Location: Glasgow, Strathclyde, southwest Scotland, UK

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Central Station building picture : Guthrie Photography

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The Lighthouse building image : David Churchill

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