Basic Site Details

Name: Young Men's Christian Association Institute
Town, district or village: Hamilton
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: On the 10th inst. the memorial stone of the Hamilton Young Men's Christian Association Institute was laid by Bailie Dreghorn, Glasgow. The building has been designed by Mr. Alexander Cullen, architect. It is situated in Gateside-street, and will consist of a structure three stories high, the first two floors being devoted to the uses of the Association, while the upper flat will be let for residential purposes. [Builder 24 April 1897 p385]

The Young Men's Christian Association Institute in Gateside-street, Hamilton, N.B., was opened last week. The institute, which is a three-story building, and erected to plans by Mr Alexander Cullen, FSA, Hamilton and Motherwell, contains on ground floor a hall, committee-room, and cloakrooms; and on the first floor reading-room, library, and caretakerís house ; while the upper flat is to be let as dwelling houses, disconnected with the Association rooms. The cost has been £1,600, not including furnishings. [Building News 28 Jan 1898 p127]

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Gateside Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2April 1897 Foundation stoneMemorial stone laid
Item 2 of 21898 Opened 


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 1Alexander CullenArchitect 18971898 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder24 April 1897  p385 - memorial stone
Item 2 of 2Building News28 January 1898  p127