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Glasgow, 60 - 76 (even) Mitchell Street, Glasgow Herald Building

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    7 MITCHELL LANE; THE LIGHTHOUSE CENTRE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IN THE CITY; THE LIGHTHOUSE
  • Canmore ID
    141054
  • Site type
    ART GALLERY, EXHIBITION CENTRE, PRINTING WORKS, WAREHOUSE
  • Parish
    GLASGOW (CITY OF GLASGOW)
  • Council
    LANARKSHIRE
  • NGR
    NS 58924 65239
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.859631N, 4.255559W
  • Archeological notes
    N/A
  • Architectural notes
    ARCHITECT: C R Mackintosh with Honeyman & Keppie 1893-5 [See also NS56NE 294] Major remodelling and refronting of building by John Baird (1870), forming rear frontage of 15,000 sq ft site acquired by the newspaper in 1867, stretching from Buchanan Street to Mitchell Street. Nine storeys, around cast-iron frame. The first major building designed by Mackintosh, while an assistant at H& K. Corbelled and galleried octagonal tower (150 feet), topped by flattened cupola, possibly influenced by Mackintosh's travels in Italy and/or the tower of Stirling High School (by J M MacLaren). Contained 8,000 gallon water tank, as a fire safety precaution. Front features asymmetrical fenestration and 'organic' decoration.The Glasgow Herald last issued from Mitchell Street premises 19 July 1980. Subsequently derelict. E Williamson, A Riches, M Higgs 1990; C McKean, D Walker, F Walker 1989; C & P Fiell 1995; A Phillips 1982 Extended and converted to The Lighthouse, national centre for architecture and design, 1998-9, as flagship project of Glasgow's Year of Architecture and Design 1999. Project team included Page & Park (architects), Oscar Faber (consulting services engineer), and representatives of Glasgow City Council, the Energy Design Advice Scheme, and Energy Systems Research Unit, University of Strathclyde. Awarded grants of 12.5 million by cultural bodies, including Scottish Arts Council and National Lottery. City Council and EU funded initiative to create rooftop gallery as zero-energy space. New steel and in situ concrete extension to E houses entrance and reception areas. Pre-existing building houses two main exhibition galleries,seminar room seating 100, educational facilities, permanent collection, retail spaces, and rooftop gallery/cafe providing views of the city centre. Interiors by Javier Mariscal and Sam Booth of lwd. Mackintosh Interpretation Centre by Gareth Hoskins. Main contractor: Melville Dundas. J Rodger 1999; AJ 1999; RIAS 2000

Related material information

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 710223 (1969)
    View from N showing part of WNW front of numbers 78-94 Mitchell Street with printing works in background
  • 1257729 (8/1934)
    Glasgow, general view, showing Glasgow Green and Central Station. Oblique aerial photograph taken facing north.
  • 906849 (9/12/1992)
    View from NNW.
  • 843950 (25/6/2003)
    View of entrance to the Lighthouse, Glasgow.
  • 799743 (4/7/2003)
    View of '100 Houses for 100 European Architects of the 20th Century' exhibition. DIGITAL IMAGE ONLY
  • 799742 (4/7/2003)
    View of '100 Houses for 100 European Architects of the 20th Century' exhibition. DIGITAL IMAGE ONLY
  • 799740 (4/7/2003)
    View of '100 Houses for 100 European Architects of the 20th Century' exhibition. DIGITAL IMAGE ONLY
  • 799739 (4/7/2003)
    View of '100 Houses for 100 European Architects of the 20th Century' exhibition. DIGITAL IMAGE ONLY
  • 799738 (4/7/2003)
    View of '100 Houses for 100 European Architects of the 20th Century' exhibition. DIGITAL IMAGE ONLY
  • 799737 (4/7/2003)
    View of '100 Houses for 100 European Architects of the 20th Century' exhibition. DIGITAL IMAGE ONLY
  • 799736 (4/7/2003)
    View of '100 Houses for 100 European Architects of the 20th Century' exhibition. DIGITAL IMAGE ONLY
  • 799734 (4/7/2003)
    View of '100 Houses for 100 European Architects of the 20th Century' exhibition. DIGITAL IMAGE ONLY
  • 799733 (4/7/2003)
    View of '100 Houses for 100 European Architects of the 20th Century' exhibition. DIGITAL IMAGE ONLY
  • 799732 (4/7/2003)
    View of '100 Houses for 100 European Architects of the 20th Century' exhibition. DIGITAL IMAGE ONLY

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1102189 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, lower floor.
  • 1102188 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, lower floor.
  • 1102187 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, lower floor.
  • 1102186 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, lower floor.
  • 1102185 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, lower floor.
  • 1102184 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, lower floor.
  • 1102183 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, lower floor.
  • 1102182 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, lower floor.
  • 1102181 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, lower floor.
  • 1102180 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102179 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102178 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102177 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102176 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102175 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102174 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102173 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102172 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102171 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102170 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102169 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102168 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102167 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102166 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102165 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102164 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.
  • 1102163 (8/2/2008)
    General view of 'Gillespie Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87' exhibition, upper floor.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 141054 (1894)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing perspective view, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Insc: 'The "Herald" Building Mitchell St Glasgow . . .'.
  • 141054 (25/6/2003)
    View of entrance.
  • 141054 (25/6/2003)
    View of entrance.
  • 141054 (5/1988)
    General view from SSW.
  • 141054 (5/1988)
    View of tower from W.
  • 141054 (5/1988)
    View of NW corner at ground floor level.
  • 141054 (5/1988)
    View of upper storeys from W.
  • 141054 (5/1988)
    View of upper storeys from NW.
  • 141054 (5/1988)
    View of W central doorway.
  • 141054 (5/1988)
    View from NNW, including Gordon Chambers
  • 141054 ()
    General view.
  • 141054 (1980)
    General view.
  • 141054 (2/1965)
    General view.
  • 141054 (2/1965)
    General view.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    Interior. View of column head on top floor.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    Interior. View of column on top floor.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    Interior. View of pneumatic tube system.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    Interior. View of ground floor returns department from E.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    Interior. View of ground floor dispatch room from E.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    Interior. View of ground floor machine room from N.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    Interior. View of ground floor machine room from N.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    Interior. View of NW turret room on fourth floor.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    Interior. View of top floor of N section.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View of doorway in pend.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View of rear stairwell from above.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View of rear stairwell from SE.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View of rear from SE.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View of rear from E.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View of rear from E.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View of roof area from NE.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View of roof area from NE.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View of roof area from N.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View of roof area from E.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View of roof area from E.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View of roof area from E.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View from SW.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View from W.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View from SW.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    General view.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View from S.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View from S.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View from SSW.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View from SSW.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View from NNW.
  • 141054 (9/12/1992)
    View from NNW.
  • 141054 (18/9/1988)
    General view from N at junction with Gordon Street.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Lanarkshire, Sheet VI1858

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Lanark, Sheet 006.101858
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Lanark, Sheet 006.101858
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Lanark, Sheet 006.101858