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View of entrance doorway.

BL 16515

Description View of entrance doorway.

Date 1901

Collection Bedford Lemere and Company

Catalogue Number BL 16515

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies B 64445, SC 700938

Scope and Content Main Entrance, National Bank of Scotland, No 47 St Vincent Street and Nos 131-5 Buchanan Street, Glasgow (now the Post Office) The National Bank of Scotland, a giant Neo-Baroque palazzo which stands on the corner of St Vincent Street and Buchanan Street, was designed in 1898-1900 by the architect, John More Dick Peddie. The architectural photographer, Harry Bedford Lemere, was commissioned to photograph the exterior in 1901. The main entrance to the bank is through a great pedimented arched portal which leads to the banking hall. The doorway, which rises through the rusticated ground and first floors, is framed by giant paired Ionic pilasters, and crowned by a massive shield bearing the Royal Arms of Scotland. The National Bank of Scotland was established in Edinburgh in 1825, and opened 13 branches in its first year. In 1831 the bank received a Royal Charter, and continued to expand, opening an office in Glasgow in 1843, and, in 1864, becoming the first Scottish bank to open an office in London. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Medium Glass

External Reference Box 35

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/700926

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