Alterations to Tower Buildings

M085 Alterations to Tower Buildings

Address: 156–164 / 44, Buchanan Street / West George Street, Glasgow G1 2LW / G2 1DH
Date: 1893; 1901
Client: Robert Miller's Trust per T. L. Selkirk
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)

Colour photograph of Tower Buildings, 2010

In 1901, John Honeyman & Keppie made minor, unspecified alterations to this city-centre building, designed by James Sellars. 1 Consultation had taken place eight years earlier but no work was carried out at that time. Further alterations were proposed in 1901. However, no payments were recorded, which suggests that these were abandoned.

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: 50 19s 6d

Status: Standing building

Current name: Tower Buildings

Current use: Commercial (2014)

Listing category: B: Listed as '156–64 (even nos) Buchanan Street with 48–50 (even nos) West George Street, Tower Building'

Historic Scotland/HB Number: 32642

RCAHMS Site Number: NS56NE 352

Grid Reference: NS 59081 65520

GPS coordinates: lat = 55.862151, lng = -4.253289 (Map)

Notes:

1: Elizabeth Williamson, Anne Riches and Malcolm Higgs, Buildings of Scotland: Glasgow, London: Penguin, 1990, p. 223.