Basic Site Details

Name: City Improvement Trust Buildings, High Street and Bell Street
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Bow's EmporiumYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Shop  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 359-83, Bell StreetYes 
Item 2 of 361-65, High StreetYesNorth corner
Item 3 of 36, Walls StreetYesKnown as 59 Bell Street


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218891890 Original building
Item 2 of 21903  Mansard attic, extensive alterations


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 7Alexander Beith McDonaldArchitectB18891890Original building with John Carrick
Item 2 of 7John CarrickArchitectB18891890Original building -with A B McDonald, as City Engineer
Item 3 of 7Burnet, Boston & CarruthersArchitectural practiceA1903 Mansard attic, extensive alterations
Item 4 of 7Frank BurnetArchitectA1903 Mansard attic, extensive alterations
Item 5 of 7Gilbert McGarvaArchitectA1903 Probably involved in extensive alterations and addition of mansard attic, as assistant to Burnet Boston & Carruthers
Item 6 of 7James CarruthersArchitectA1903 Mansard attic, extensive alterations
Item 7 of 7William James BostonArchitectA1903 Mansard attic, extensive alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Glasgow City Improvement TrustFor 1889-90 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Stratten and Stratten1891Glasgow and its environs: a literary, commercial & social review past & present… London, Stratten & Strattenp209
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p180

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32621 
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32719 
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Gilbert McGarva: L v14 no996
Item 4 of 4Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 2/2064