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Glasgow, 243 Centre Street, Telephone Exchange

Telephone Exchange (20th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, 243 Centre Street, Telephone Exchange

Classification Telephone Exchange (20th Century)

Canmore ID 266940

Site Number NS56SE 2125

NGR NS 58473 64320

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Site Management (12 November 2007)

3-storey and 2-storey with basement and attic 3-bay by 7-bay rectangular plan monumental neo-Baroque former telephone exchange. Red brick with predominantly sandstone ashlar to basement and attic. Deep base course, eaves cornice and parapet.

Presumably designed and built by the Office of Public Works. An imposing and distinctive piece of streetscape architecture in Tradeston. It is an important indicator of the history and development of Glasgow's telecommunications industry in an area which has changed immensely during the last 50 years (Historic Scotland)

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