NS5865 : Mercantile Chambers

taken 1 year ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

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Mercantile Chambers
Mercantile Chambers
The wrought-iron fan grille and semi-circular projecting aedicule above the main entrance at No 53.
Mercantile Chambers
Mercantile Chambers at 39-69 Bothwell Street is a Category A Listed LinkExternal link Art Nouveau style building, designed by architect James Salmon Jnr LinkExternal link in 1897-98. It features many sculptures by Francis Derwent Wood LinkExternal link who also worked on the nearby Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery.

The first floor has a frieze with raised lettering showing "Trees grow, birds fly, fish swim, bells ring", which is a reference to the City of Glasgow Coat of Arms. The second floor has sculpted figures showing 'prosperity', 'prudence' and 'industry'.

The building was refurbished in 2013 and houses a diverse range of businesses.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Historic Building 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5856 6542 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.6690N 4:15.6878W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5856 6542
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