McLellan Galleries, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on an interesting example of mid 19th century architecture in central Glasgow.

At 270 Sauchiehall Street stands the McLellan Galleries which date from 1856 and were designed by James Smith. The rear of the building can be accessed from Renfrew Street.

The building consists of purpose-built art galleries which were built by one Archibald McLellan, A Victorian entrepreneur who was also an art collector, coach builder and city dignitary. The galleries are of high quality, ranking in the top-tier of such establishments in Scotland.

The building is now owned by the Glasgow City Council but the galleries are now used only intermittently. Various initiatives are in progress to find a suitable long-term role for this unique building.

McLellan Galleries, Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland

McLellan Galleries, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland

McLellan Galleries, Renfrew Street, Glasgow

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