Alterations to 401 Sauchiehall Street

M111 Alterations to 401 Sauchiehall Street

Address: 401, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3LG
Date: 1895
Client: James Raeburn's Trustees
Authorship: Authorship category 1 (Mackintosh) (Mackintosh)

Photograph of No. 401 Sauchiehall Street from N.E.

John Honeyman & Keppie designed a new shop front for this tenement building of c. 1870, for premises occupied by the stationer Robert Lorimer.

Authorship: There is no written evidence that Mackintosh was involved in this project, but the drawings show unusual decorative details that recall his contemporary work at the Glasgow Herald buildings and Craigie Hall, and it seems highly likely that he was responsible for the design.

Cost from office job book: £285 10s 11½d

Status: The building survives, but not the 1895 shopfront.

Current name: Variety Bar (2014)

Current use: Bar

Listing category: B: 401–427 Sauchiehall Street and 67–73 Elmbank Street

Historic Scotland/HB Number: 33180 (401–427 Sauchiehall Street and 67–73 Elmbank Street)

RCAHMS Site Number: NS56NE 789

Grid Reference: NS 58135 65954

GPS coordinates: lat = 55.865959, lng = -4.268376   (Map)