James Salmon Architect, The Hatrack Glasgow Photo, Scottish Architectural Project, Lion Chambers Scotland

Building by James Salmon II

Hat Rack Architect : Scottish Buildings – Architecture Practice Scotland

The Hat Rack Glasgow

142a – 144 St Vincent St, 1899-1900/02; refurbishment 1990

The Hatrack Glasgow by James Salmon architect
building image © Adrian Welch

James Salmon Architect

The Hat Rack building on St Vincent Street was radical for its time. This delightful, baroque property features an old red sandstone facade with plenty of glass & wrought iron.

This former Scottish architecture practice are also well know for their Lion Chambers located on Hope Street.

Architects – Dates

James Salmon I (1825-88)
WF Salmon (1843-1911)
James Salmon II (1873-1924)
J G Gillespie (1870-1926)

James Salmon Architecture Practice

British Architect Practice Background

Founded by James Salmon I. The firm passed to his son, William Forrest Salmon then to his grandson James Salmon II and their former assistant John Gaff Gillespie in 1898.

James Salmon II is probably the best known of the various architects involved in this practice over the years. After Rennie Mackintosh they are the city’s best known ‘Glasgow Style’ architects and designers.

Their most famous building is surely The Hat Rack, St Vincent St. At Lion Chambers, they pioneered the use of reinforced concrete.

The successors to this architectural practice were the celebrated Gillespie Kidd & Coia (GK&C). This Scottish design practice went on to become Scotland’s most respected architects of their generation, designing buildings such as Robinson College in Cambridge, (England), and the St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, near Helensburgh (Scotland).

J Salmon & Son – Glasgow Buildings

Corinthian Club, Former Union Bank of Scotland, 191 Ingram St, Merchant City – see Corinthian Glasgow
Dates built: 1841-43
J Salmon I & J Burnet

Former Institution for the Deaf and Dumb,
now Langside College, 56 Prospecthill Rd, Mount Florida
Dates built: 1866-68
Salmon, Son & Ritchie Architects

Former Scottish Temperance League Building, 106-8 Hope St
Dates built: 1893-94
Salmon, Son & Gillespie Architects

Former British Linen Company Bank, 215 High St, Townhead
Date built: 1895
Salmon, Son & Gillespie Architects

Mercantile Chambers, 35-69 Bothwell St
Dates built: 1897-98

Former British Linen Company Bank, 816-18 Govan Rd, Govan
Dates built: 1897-1900
Salmon, Son & Gillespie

Former Anderston Savings Bank, 752-6 Argyle St, Anderston
Dates built: 1899-1902
J Salmon II with JG Gillespie

Former British Linen Company Bank, 162-70 Gorbals St, Gorbals
Date built: 1900
J Salmon II

Lion Chambers, 170-2 Hope St
Dates built: 1905-07
Salmon, Son & Gillespie Architects

St Andrew’s East Church: Church Hall, Alexandra Parade
Date built: 1899

Architecture in Strathclyde

Historic Glasgow incl. Charles Rennie Mackintosh + Alexander Greek Thomson

Glasgow Walking Tours

Historic Glasgow Structures – historical properties selection:

Glasgow School of Art

City Halls & Old Fruitmarket, 100 Candleriggs, Merchant City
City Halls, Merchant City

Hutchesons Hospital, 158 Ingram St, G1 1EJ
Hutchesons Hospital

Website: James Salmon Architect Glasgow

Glasgow Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Custom House Building Renewal
River Clyde of Artisan's Custom House development
image courtesy of Artisan Real Estate
Glasgow Custom House Development

Solasta Riverside Building Buchanan Wharf
Solasta Riverside Building Buchanan Wharf flats
image courtesy of Drum Property Group
Solasta Riverside Building Buchanan Wharf

Buildings / photos for the James Salmon Architecture page welcome