Daily Record Building, Renfield Lane, Glasgow

This evening, I am posting information on the Daily Record Building, one of a portfolio of extant designs by famous Glaswegian architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928).

This building is located in central Glasgow, albeit onĀ a rather grubby side street known as Renfield Lane. There is limited access to the interior, via a ground floor restaurant known as Stereo. On the plus side, Stereo is a good spot for lunch in course of a Mackintosh themed tour of Glasgow.

Appreciation of the frontĀ elevation is restricted due to the narrowness of Renfield Lane. Here is a summary of key aspects:

  • Designed 1901 by C.R.Mackintosh as a newspaper printing works.
  • Comprises a six story block of offices west of a four storey printing works.
  • Ground floor comprises prominent arches in red sandstone.
  • Note vertical line of oriel windows over door with large keystone, as per image 2 below.
  • Upper floors of glazed brick.
  • Blue glazed brick at lower level.

 

Stereo Restaurant, Daily Record Building, Glasgow

Daily Record Building, Renfield Lane, Glasgow

 

Daily Record Building, Renfield Lane, Glasgow

Daily Record Building, Renfield Lane, Glasgow

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