4 Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow
Description: 4 Nelson Mandela Place
Date Listed: 15 December 1970
Historic Scotland Building ID: 33233
OS Grid Coordinates: 259049, 665539
Latitude/Longitude: 55.8624, -4.2537
Location: 156 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City G2 1PJ
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A N Paterson (Campbell Douglas and Paterson), 1908-10.
Edwardian Baroque. 5-storeys and attic, sunk basement, 3 x 5
main bays. Polished ashlar, channelled at ground floor. 1st
floor deep corbelled balustraded balcony broken at 1st bay
from E, Nelson Mandela Place; modillion cornice; balustraded
parapet with raised, corniced dies. Open pedimented,
keyblocked aedicule windows at angles in attic.
ELEVATION TO NELSON MANDELA PLACE: giant open segmentally
pedimented central doorpiece with lion mask corbels, plain
flanking lights. 1st and 2nd floor shallow canted central
tripartite bay flanked by vertically linked bipartite
windows; ground floor windows corniced with incised
architraves; 1st and 2nd in decorative architraves, 3rd floor
2-light, architraved windows with stone transomes; 4th floor
architraved single lights.
ELEVATION TO BUCHANAN STREET: repeats Nelson Mandela Place
window arrangement with central advanced 3-bay section
flanked by pilaster strips.
INTERIOR: finishes by Wylie and Lochhead with Guthrie Wells
and Scott Morton; plasterwork by George Bankart.
B I Oct 16, 1907. A Dec 9, 1910. Studio Year Book 1909. Doak
(ed) 1977, No 134. Information by courtesy of Buildings of
Scotland Research Unit. Gomme and Walker, 1968 pp 225, 297.
SR Archives, D of G 2/1909.
Built as The Liberal Club, became the Royal Academy of Music
and Dramatic Art (latter moved to new premises 1987).
Upgraded B to A 21.7.88.
Source: Historic Scotland
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