Mercat Building Glasgow, Gallowgate Architecture Photos, Architect, Date, Location, Design, Pictures

Mercat Building, Glasgow

Historic Merchant City Architecture design by Architect Graham Henderson

Mercat Building Glasgow

Date built: 1922 / 1925-28

Design: Graham Henderson, Architect

Address: 26 Gallowgate, Glasgow, G1 5AB, Scotland

Location: southeast corner of the Merchant City, just east of the Tron Kirk.

Mercat Building Glasgow
photo © Thomas Nugent

Mercat Building on Gallowgate

Mercat Building
building photo © Adrian Welch Sep 2006

Mercat Building Glasgow Mercat Building
building photos © Adrian Welch Sep 2006

An old red sandstone building was demolished in the early 1920s and the site used for construction of the Mercat Building (1925-28) and the Mercat Cross (1929). The construction was part of a master plan for the redevelopment of Glasgow Cross.

Its deeply modelled façade fronted by two large Ionic columns provides both dramatic grandeur at this key point of access to and from the East End.

Glasgow Cross – Merchant Building
Glasgow Cross
Glasgow Cross image from Gholami Baines architects

Bell Street

Glasgow Walking Tours

Mercat Cross Glasgow
This modest structure was designed by Edith Burnet Hughes and completed in 1929/30. It was paid for by Dr. William Black and his wife.

The edifice was inaugurated on 24 April 1930 in the presence of the Lord Lyon King of Arms and the City Council. With its proclamation platform and balustrade encircling the column bearing a heraldic unicorn, it replaced the original structure that had been removed in 1659.

Mercat Building Glasgow Context

Tron Kirk Glasgow + Tron Theatre
Tron Kirk Glasgow
photo © Adrian Welch

Britannia Music Hall
Britannia Glasgow
photo © Adrian Welch

Trongate 103
Trongate 103
photo : Keith Hunter

Hutchesons Hospital
Hutchesons Hall
photo © Adrian Welch

Trades Hall
Trades Hall Glasgow
photo © Adrian Welch

Candleriggs

Glasgow Cross
Glasgow Tolbooth photos © Adrian Welch

Strathclyde Architecture

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Glasgow School of Art Building
Glasgow School of Art
photograph © Adrian Welch

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