Offices for Glasgow and South Western Railway Company:
Former railway offices with shop space on ground floor. Designed and built 1902-05 by architect Henry Edward Clifford (1852-1932). The building comprises of four storeys with ground floor retail units, then two storeys of offices. A top attic floor is finished at the east and west ends by the rising end towers of the building. Constructed of brick with a facing brick to the exterior and ashlar details at the corners, windows and doors. The building has an elegant long, lean plan shape, tracing the route of Howard Street to the south.The building is B listed.

street address: Howard Street, Glasgow, G1
Latitude / Longitude: 55.855727,-4.251 (sourced using Google Maps)
site visit dates: 03 March 2011 & 19 September 2011 & 05 January 2012

View from the south-east, with the 1980's St. Enoch centre to the north (03/03/2011)


view from the south-east, 3 floors with attic and at the corners the building steps up to four floors (03/03/2011)


view down the south elevation (03/03/2011)


top detail (03/03/2011)


179 Howard Street doorway (03/03/2011)


south elevation window bay (03/03/2011)


view east along the south elevation with the Briggait tower in the distance (03/03/2011)


view of the south-west corner (03/03/2011)


west elevation (03/03/2011)


elevated view from the west showing the way the building shapes to the curve of Howard Street on its south side (19/10/2011)


second floor windows on the west elevation (19/10/2011)


the square plan pyramid shape roof over the wets end of the building with a small stone domed feature at each corner of the square (19/10/2011)


individual domed stone feature in close-up (19/10/2011)


View east along the attic storey with the series of dormer windows ranging down the south elevation (19/10/11)


View from the north-west along the rear north elevation, with its plainer red brick facade without the ashlar detailing which adorns the west, east and long south elevation (05/01/12)


looking east along the plainer north elevation (05/01/12)


view up the central taller brick element of the north elevation (05/01/12)



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view east with the building on the right of the photograph, and the 1980s St Enoch centre on the left
panoramic view from the north-east looking across Stockwell Street. To the left of the photograph Stockwell Street heads south towards the River Clyde, ahead, the large Railway offices (former) and the 1980s huge glazed St Enoch Centre (05/01/12)




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