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HES is currently undertaking essential maintenance on our web services. This will limit access to services in the following ways:

- Subscription access for HES online services will be unavailable (Scran, NCAP)

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 We anticipate services to be restored from Monday 1st February 2021.


General view

SC 694724

Description General view

Date c. 1890

Collection Bedford Lemere and Company

Catalogue Number SC 694724

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of BL 9561

Scope and Content City Chambers, No 80 George Square, Glasgow, from the south-west The Glasgow City Chambers were designed by William Young on a lavish scale which reflected the city's wealth and importance at the end of the 19th century. The George Square façade was photographed in c.1890 by the photographer, Harry Bedford Lemere. This main façade forms a backdrop to the wide expanse of George Square. Its centrepiece, with three tiers of paired Classical columns, is topped by a carved pediment. The second floor, designated by a band of ornamented windows, contains the public rooms. William Young, a Paisley-born architect with a London practice, won the second competition for a design for the building with a plan that exactly fitted the brief. The foundation stone was laid in 1883, and Queen Victoria opened the Chambers in 1888. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Attribution: © Courtesy of HES (Bedford Lemere and Company Collection)

Licence Type: Educational

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