R. Wylie Hill & Co.

M005 R. Wylie Hill & Co.

Address: 20–24, Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 3LB
Date: 1888–9
Client: R. Wylie Hill & Co.
Authorship: Authorship category 2 (Mackintosh and Office) (Mackintosh and Office)

Photograph of detail of Buchanan Sreet elevation of Wylie Hill's store

1888
14 October: R. Wylie Hill & Co.'s previous building on the site destroyed by fire. 1
November–December: John Hutchison draws plans for new building. 2
1889
10 January: Hutchison's plans approved by Glasgow Dean of Guild Court. 3
14 January: Work begins on site. 4
16 May: Fourth storey under construction. 5
25 November: Intended date of opening. 6
November–December: Completed. 7
1903
6 November: Damaged by fire. 8
1904
31 March: Hutchison's plans for reconstruction approved by Glasgow Dean of Guild Court. 9
14 April: Work of clearing debris from fire-damaged building in progress. 10
2 June: New top storey in progress. 11
16 December: Store reopened by this date. 12
1905
7 February: Reconstruction complete. 13

Notes:

1: Glasgow Herald, 15 October 1888, p. 6.

2: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild plans, 1B4/12//747.

3: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 9.

4: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 9.

5: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 9.

6: Glasgow Herald, 21 November 1889, p. 6.

7: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/1, p. 9.

8: Scotsman, 7 November 1903, p. 9.

9: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/2, p. 95.

10: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/2, p. 95.

11: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/2, p. 95.

12: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/2, p. 95.

13: Glasgow City Archives Collection: Glasgow Dean of Guild Court, Register of Inspections, D-OPW 25/2, p. 95.