Additions to 12–18 Forth Street and 65 Water Street

M121 Additions to 12–18 Forth Street and 65 Water Street

Address: 12–18; 65, Forth Street; Water Street, Glasgow
Date: 1896
Client: Richard Brown
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)

John Honeyman & Keppie made additions to provide W.C.s on the ground floor of two two-storey tenements on Water Street and on the first, second and third floors at the stairwell of the four-storey tenement on Forth Street. These additions were made in line with the 1892 Burgh Police (Scotland) Act which required that, where not already existing, an indoor water supply, indoor water closets and drainage should be introduced to every domestic building. 1

Authorship: This is one of over 270 jobs carried out in the office of John Honeyman & Keppie (Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh from 1901) during Mackintosh's time there. Mackintosh undoubtedly worked on many of these, but there is no specific evidence for his involvement in this case.

Cost from office job book: £159 1s 7d

Status: Demolished

Grid Reference: NS 5902 6644 (approximate)

GPS coordinates: lat = 55.870442, lng = -4.254651   (Map)


1: Para. 246, Ch. 55 Burgh Police (Scotland) Act 1892 in General Public Acts 55 & 56 Vict, HMSO, p. 462.