Basic Site Details

Name: City of Glasgow Bank
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: The proposed head office of the City of Glasgow bank was not completed as such, but roofed in a simplified form by the liquidators and sold to Mann Byars as a warehouse.

The building which forms the subject of the illustration was in course of erection, and nearly completed, at the time the Bank stopped payment in October last. It has since been completed and roofed in at the level of the main cornice, but the work above this stage will not now be done. The material used for the building is from the Overwood Quarries, with a granite base up to the height of the street floor sills. The architects are Messrs Campbell Douglas and Sellars, Glasgow. [Building News 13 June 1879 p660]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Mann Byars warehouse  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1City of Glasgow Bank, Glassford StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11878   


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 3Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA1878  
Item 2 of 3Campbell Douglas & SellarsArchitectural practiceA1878  
Item 3 of 3James SellarsArchitect, ValuerA1878  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1879   656
Item 2 of 3RSA1880   988
Item 3 of 3Stratten and Stratten1891Glasgow and its environs: a literary, commercial & social review past & present… London, Stratten & Strattenp60 Illustration as completed by Mann Byars with original Mann Byars roof

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News13 June 1879  p660 and illustration