Tenement, Hope Street

M263 Tenement, Hope Street

Address: 307–335, Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3PT
Date: 1906–7; 1910; 1912; 1913
Client: Glasgow Corporation
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)

Illustration of Hope Street tenement from W. Shaw Sparrow (ed.), 'Flats, Urban Houses & Cottage Homes' (1907)

1905
28 November: The Subcommittee on the Improvement of Hope Street (a subcommittee of Glasgow Corporation's Committee on Statute Labour) recommends John Keppie as architect for a proposed new building at the corner of Hope Street and Cowcaddens. 1
18 December: Keppie's appointment is confirmed by the Committee on Statute Labour. 2
1906
17 May: Drawings approved by Glasgow Dean of Guild Court. 3
30 May: Work begins on site. 4
30 October: Fourth storey in progress. 5
1907
January: Second tower being roofed. 6
10 April: 'Plasterwork and finishing in progress'. 7
17 June: The building is now occupied, and the Committee on Statute Labour agrees to Keppie's request for payment. 8
1908
26 June: Final visit by Glasgow Dean of Guild Court inspector. 9
1910
April–August: Alterations, and completion of corner shop. 10
1912
August: Further works, including alterations to Co-operative Society shop. 11
1913
June–September: Work carried out to staircase at 'McConnell's shop'. 12

Notes:

1: Printed minutes of the Corporation of Glasgow, November 1905–April 1906, pp. 431–2.

2: Printed Minutes of the Corporation of Glasgow, November 1905–April 1906, p. 437.

3: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/64, p. 121.

4: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/64, p. 121.

5: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/64, p. 121.

6: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/64, p. 121.

7: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/64, p. 121.

8: Printed minutes of the Corporation of Glasgow, April 1907–November 1907, p. 1838.

9: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/64, p. 121.

10: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh job book, GLAHA 53062, p. 119; Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh job book, GLAHA 53063, p. 41.

11: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh job book, GLAHA 53063, p. 41.

12: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh job book, GLAHA 53063, p. 41.