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Detail of entrance doorway. Union Bank of Scotland, St Vincent Street, Glasgow.

SC 701333

Description Detail of entrance doorway. Union Bank of Scotland, St Vincent Street, Glasgow.

Date 1927

Collection Bedford Lemere and Company

Catalogue Number SC 701333

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of BL 29581/7

Scope and Content Main Entrance, Union Bank of Scotland, Nos 110-20 St Vincent Street, Glasgow (now the Bank of Scotland) The Union Bank of Scotland, the head office of the bank in Glasgow, was designed in 1925-7 in an American Classical style by the Glasgow architect, James Miller. The architectural photographer, Harry Bedford Lemere, was commissioned to photograph the exterior in 1927. The building has a raised ground floor and basement, and huge fluted columns that rise from either side of a simple doorcase with a consoled cornice. The long straight lines of the metal gates emphasise the Classical form of the building. The basement contained the strong rooms, protected against fire and theft with a complicated security mechanism for opening the doors. During his visit to the bank in 1927, the Prince of Wales remarked that the bank's customers need have 'no tremors regarding any valuables entrusted to its care'. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference box 69


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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