Glasgow, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow School Of Art

College (19th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow School Of Art

Classification College (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Garnethill

Canmore ID 120095

Site Number NS56NE 210

NGR NS 58435 65970

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (city Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Treasured Places - HLF funded (29 June 2007)

In 1897 Charles Rennie Mackintosh won the commission to design the Glasgow School of Art, whilst working for the architectural firm of Honeyman and Keppie. In 1899 the first phase opened (from Dalhousie Street to the entrance block), and construction of the second phase took place in 1907-9.

The School is recognised as one of Mackintosh's masterpieces. The exterior references a Scottish tower-house at the east gable, while a panel above the entrance is in Art Nouveau style. Inside the building, the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement are discernable, particularly in the details of timber and metalwork throughout the School.

Information from RCAHMS (SC) 26 June 2007

McKean, C, Walker, D and Walker, F 1989

Williamson, E, Riches, A and Higgs, M 1990

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Architecture Notes

Architect: Charles Rennie Mackintosh 1907-1909



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