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View of entrance to the Glasgow Savings Bank, Ingram Street, Glasgow.

SC 700545

Description View of entrance to the Glasgow Savings Bank, Ingram Street, Glasgow.

Date 1900

Collection Bedford Lemere and Company

Catalogue Number SC 700545

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of BL 16003

Scope and Content Main entrance to the Banking Hall, Savings Bank of Glasgow, No 177 Ingram Street and No 99 Glassford Street, Glasgow (latterly the Trustees Savings Bank) The Savings Bank of Glasgow, designed in 1866 by the architect, John Burnet, was extended between 1894 and 1900 by his son, Sir John James Burnet, who added a magnificent domed banking hall. The architectural photographer, Harry Bedford Lemere, photographed the building in 1900. This columned entrance has a cartouche carved with the crest of the city of Glasgow above the door. A huge open pediment, borne on crouching figures representing Atlantis, is broken by a diminutive pediment with twisted columns flanking the figure of St Mungo, patron saint of the city, by Sir George Frampton. The composition of the main entrance, modelled from a doorway in St Mary's, Oxford, is rich in sculpture designed by Frampton (1860-1928), one of the most distinguished of the late Victorian sculptors. He is probably best known for his famous statue of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, London. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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