Basic Site Details

Name: Edinburgh Life Assurance Company
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Ground floor houses Cameron's luncheon and tearooms

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1United Kingdom Provident BuildingYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Office  
Item 2 of 2Shop  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1122-128, St Vincent StreetYesNumbers given variously as 122-124 and 122-128


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319041906  
Item 2 of 31956 Alterations and additions 
Item 3 of 319801981ReconstructionRebuilding behind facade.


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 5Alexander Cameron ToddArchitectA19041906As assistant to John Archibald Campbell
Item 2 of 5David Morton BrownArchitectA19041905As assistant to John Archibald Campbell
Item 3 of 5John Archibald CampbellArchitectA19041906 
Item 4 of 5Alexander David HislopArchitectC1956 Alterations
Item 5 of 5Scott, Brownrigg & TurnerArchitectural practiceB19801981Rebuilding behind facade.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Life Assurance Co 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Academy Architecture1904 part 1 p89
Item 2 of 4Academy Architecture1907 part 1 p53
Item 3 of 4Academy Architecture1909 part 1 P69
Item 4 of 4Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p234

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect27 April 1906   
Item 2 of 2Builders Journal28 November 1906   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 2/331
Item 2 of 4Glasgow University Library Special CollectionsHislop & Welsh CollectionMS Hislop 168/1-33 
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33157122-128 (Even Nos) St Vincent St
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Morton Brown: L v13 no883; John Archibald Campbell: F v17 p3 no1098 (microfilm reel 12); Alexander Cameron Todd: L v23 no1820