Alterations to 6 Florentine Terrace

M262 Alterations to 6 Florentine Terrace

Address: 6, Florentine Terrace, Glasgow
Date: 1906
Client: C. R. & Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh
Authorship: Authorship category 1 (Mackintosh) (Mackintosh)

Mackintosh made significant alterations to this 1860s terraced house when he and Margaret Macdonald bought it in 1906. He added new windows and a new front door, and carried out extensive structural changes which transformed the major interior spaces.

Authorship: Drawings in Mackintosh's hand show the intended alterations, electrical wiring, fittings and furniture.

Alternative addresses:
78 Ann Street
78 Southpark Avenue

Cost from other sources: Approximately £900 1

Status: Demolished; interiors reassembled as The Mackintosh House, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

RCAHMS Site Number: NS56NE 2011

Grid Reference: NS 5698 6680

GPS coordinates: lat = 55.873073, lng = -4.287414   (Map)


1: When writing to Mrs Jean Davidson in early 1919, concerning the potential sale of 6 Florentine Terrace to William Davidson, Margaret Macdonald estimated that the renovation work and installation of electric light in 1906 had cost over £800 while the fittings had amounted to an additional £100. The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: letter from Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh to Jean Davidson, 26 February 1919, GLAHA 52530.