Grain stores, Cheapside Street

M068 Grain stores, Cheapside Street

Address: Cheapside Street, Glasgow
Date: 1892–3
Client: R. & A. Ewing; William McHarg
Authorship: Authorship category 3 (Office with Mackintosh) (Office with Mackintosh)
1892
26 May: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court approval granted. 1
11 June: Contractor tenders submitted. 2
12 July: Work begins on site. 3
1893
19 January: Second floor under construction. 4
11 August: Final visit by inspector. 5
20 November: Contractors paid. 6
1952
Arbuckle, Smith & Co. Ltd now occupy 120 Cheapside Street. 7
1957
13 December: Alterations for Arbuckle, Smith & Co. Ltd at 76/118 Cheapside Street. 8
1960
The S. portion of the building is a tobacco bond (a secure warehouse where goods on which duty is due are stored) belonging to Glasgow Tobacco Warehouse Co. Ltd. The central and N. sections, the premises of Arbuckle, Smith & Co. Ltd., contain whisky bonds. 9
28 March: A devastating fire destroys the building and neighbours to the N., and seriously damages adjacent buildings in Cheapside Street and Warroch Street. Fourteen members of Glasgow Fire Brigade and five of Glasgow Salvage Corps lose their lives. 10

Notes:

1: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/6, p. 86.

2: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie job book, GLAHA 53059, pp. 178, 180.

3: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/6, p. 86.

4: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/6, p. 86.

5: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/6, p. 91.

6: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie job book, GLAHA 53059, pp. 179, 181, 183.

7: Glasgow Post Office Directory, 1952–3, p. 753.

8: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 19/45, p. 159. Work discharged by the Dean of Guild Court on 17 April 1959.

9: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Strathclyde Fire Brigade Collection, FIRE Special Supplement, 'Glasgow: Personal Observations by the Firemaster', September 1960, research report , TD 1431/2/32, p. xi.

10: 'Cheapside Street 50 years on', www.strathclydefirepreservationgroup.org [accessed 14 March 2011].