James Salmon, The Hatrack, Glasgow, Architect, Photo, Project, Scotland

Building by James Salmon II

Hat Rack Architect : Scottish Buildings – Architecture Practice Scotland

James Salmon Architect

The Hat Rack Glasgow

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

hatrack glasgow
building image © Adrian Welch

Radical for its time, old red sandstone facade with plenty of glass & wrought iron.

The practice are also well know for their Lion Chambers, Hope St.

Architects – Dates

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

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 the practice were Gillespie Kidd & Coia, who went on to become Scotland’s most respected architects of their generation.

J Salmon & Son – Glasgow Buildings

Corinthian Club, Former Union Bank of Scotland, 191 Ingram St, Merchant City
J Salmon I & J Burnet

Former Institution for the Deaf and Dumb,
now Langside College, 56 Prospecthill Rd, Mount Florida
Salmon, Son & Ritchie Architects

Former Scottish Temperance League Building, 106-8 Hope St
Salmon, Son & Gillespie Architects

Former British Linen Company Bank, 215 High St, Townhead
Salmon, Son & Gillespie Architects

Mercantile Chambers, 35-69 Bothwell St

Former British Linen Company Bank, 816-18 Govan Rd, Govan
Salmon, Son & Gillespie

Former Anderston Savings Bank, 752-6 Argyle St, Anderston
J Salmon II with JG Gillespie

Former British Linen Company Bank, 162-70 Gorbals St, Gorbals
J Salmon II

Lion Chambers, 170-2 Hope St
Salmon, Son & Gillespie Architects

St Andrew’s East Church: Church Hall, Alexandra Parade

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