The S Gardner & son Building, 36 Jamaica st, Glasgow Scotland UK
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:34.3 MB (1.6 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:4000 x 3000 px | 33.9 x 25.4 cm | 13.3 x 10 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:29 August 2013
Location:36 Jamaica st, Glasgow Scotland UK
Martin and Frost, 26 Jamaica Street. 1855-6: John Baird I. Gardner's Warehouse is one of the great landmarks of Western architectural history, bring the first [building] in which the lessons of the Crystal Palace's [Hyde Park, London, 1851] prefabricated structure were applied successfully to everyday building. The structural frame was designed by R McConnell, who held the patent for its wrought and cast iron beams. The detailing of the delicate, cast-iron, arcaded and almost transparent facades, with their beautifully integrated timber leterring added later, was by Baird. C McKean, D Walker and F Walker 1989. A Gardner and Son's warehouse (no. 36, now Martin and Frost) is one of the most remarkable cast-iron warehouses of its date anywhere in Britain; built 1855-6 by John Baird I and using a structural system patented by R McConnel, ironfounder. The two facades are full of subtelties; the storey heights diminish and the window head profiles vary from four-centred arches at first-floor level to semicircular arches at the top. Also, the main bays are divided into four lights on the Midland Street facade and into five on Jamaica Street. There are some refined classical mouldings and fine lettering between the first and second storeys. E Williamson, A Riches and M Higgs 1990.