Basic Site Details

Name: Victoria Park, Fossil House
Town, district or village: Partick
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Notes: JOINT - MEETING OF PARK AND BUILDING COMMITTEES Within the Burgh Chambers, Partick, the 25TH of April, 1889, at 7.45pm

At a joint -meeting of the Park and Building Committees Present Mr Robinson, Bailie Caird, Mr Fulton, Mr Crawford, Mr Strachan, and Mr M'Geoch The Convener of the Park Committee in the Chair

The Committee agreed to employ Mr P M Chalmers, Architect, Partick, to prepare sketch plans of, and make up or obtain approximate estimated for the proposed Fossil-House, on the footing that if the work did not go on he should be paid a fee of 5 5/, but in the event of the work being proceeded with he should receive five per cent on the cost (the fee however not to exceed 20) this sum to cover his fees for preliminary work, as well as for all plans ( with any alterations thereon) and estimated, including superintendence of the work. Mr Chalmers who was in attendance was called in and agreed to these terms. The Committee instructed Mr Chalmers to prepare a sketch plan, and discussed with him the points referred to in last minute. It was agreed to meet on Friday, 3rd of May, at 7.30pm, to consider the sketch plan then to be submitted by Mr Chalmers.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11889 Plans dated 


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 1Peter Macgregor ChalmersArchitectA1889  


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Alex MorrisonInformation via 'Contact Us' on website Sent February and March 2011
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Archives, Mitchell LibraryMinutes of the Partick Commissioners 1889, volumes 9, 10, 11