Former Glasgow Herald Building, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Former Glasgow Herald Building, from Mitchell Street

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

1893-5

Corner of Mitchell Street and Mitchell Lane, Glasgow

The original building on this corner site, completed to John Baird's design in 1870, was extended for storage and shops as well as newspaper offices. Mackintosh was only a junior draughtsman at this point, working for Honeyman & Kepie, but his "involvement in the design of this scheme is betrayed by its water tower, the asymmetrical fenestration and characteristic carved organic decoration" (Fiell 46). [continued below]

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Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee

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