Galleried department store interior. House of Fraser. 45 Buchanan Street and 34-50 (even Nos) Mitchell Street, Glasgow. Former Wylie and Lochead's. Click on image to enlarge it.

This category A British Listed building (no. 32992) began as three separate warehouse buildings that were later combined into one department store. The original building dates from 1853-53, and after an 1883 fire, Boucher and Cousland added fourth and fifth storeys. According to British Listed Buildings, the department store is “listed A for the importance of the galleried interior,” which it describes as follows: “cast-iron framed, clad in terracotta, fireproof construction. Long saloon rising 5 storeys, 4 main bays, arched glass roof, mahogany staircase.”

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“45 Buchanan Street and 34-50 (even Nos) Mitchell Street, Former Wylie and Lochead's, Glasgow.” British Listed Buildings. Web. 18 September 2016.

Created 18 September 2016