Grosvenor Building Gordon Street History, Greek Thomson design photo, Location, Date, Fire, Facade images

Grosvenor Building Glasgow : Gordon Street

Historic Glasgow Structure design by Alexander Thomson, Scotland

post updated 3 December 2023

Address: 62-80 Gordon St

Location: west side of city centre, opposite Central Station

Date: 1859

Architect: Alexander Thomson

Only the facade remained when a development occurred in 1992.

Photos from April 2011:
Grosvenor Building Grosvenor Building Glasgow Greek thomson Architecture Gordon Street Building Glasgow
62-80 Gordon Stret building images © Adrian Welch

16 Apr 2011

Grosvenor Building

The Grosvenor Building was designed by Greek Thomson as commercial premises with shops below, for Alexander & George Thomson. It was burnt down shortly after it was completed but rebuilt in 1864-66.

This Gordon Street building caught fire again in 1901 and when rebuilt in 1907 took its current name form the Grosvenor Restaurant by Clarke, Bell & Craigie. Finally this city centre building again had a fire in 1967.

The Grosvenor building was built on the site of the Gordon Street United Presbyterian Church after purchase by A. & G. Thomson.

Grosvenor Building
62-80 Gordon Stret property photograph © Adrian Welch

Alexander Thomson

Hope Street Building:
Hope Street Building
image © Adrian Welch

Glasgow Walking Tours – architectural city walks by e-architect guides

Glasgow Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – significant Strathclyde architectural selection below:

Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson – Famous Works

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD
CCA Glasgow
photo © Adrian Welch
CCA Glasgow

St Vincent Street, financial district, west of the city centre, St Vincent St, central/west Glasgow
St Vincent Street Church
St Vincent Street photograph © AW
St Vincent Street Church

Caledonia Road, Caledonia Rd, Gorbals, south Glasgow
Caledonia Road Church

Grecian Chambers, 336-356 Sauchiehall Street
Date built: 1865
Grecian Chambers

Glasgow Historic Building Designs

Royal Exchange Square – located a few blocks to the east
Royal Exchange Square
photo © Adrian Welch
Royal Exchange Square

Historic Glasgow Property Designs – recent Strathclyde architectural selection below:

Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street
Glasgow School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch
Glasgow School of Art

Briggait Centre
Renewal Design: Nicoll Russell Studios Architects, Dundee
Briggait Centre

City Chambers, George Square
City Chambers

Britannia Music Hall, 113-117 Trongate, G1 5HD
Britannia Music Hall

Custom House Building Renewal
Glasgow Custom House Development
The historic sandstone building, with its distinctive Greek revival frontage, now forms a stunning centrepiece for a new hotel quarter. This property development brings together a 303-bed four-star Clayton Hotel together with a 164-bed Adagio Aparthotel.

Historic Gorbals Building
166 Gorbals Street Glasgow community space gallery building

Website: Glasgow

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Grosvenor Building Glasgow – page

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