Renfield Lane, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am reporting on an often overlooked-and somewhat shabby-side street in central Glasgow, Scotland named Renfield Lane. Here can be found an important example of design by famous Glaswegian architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) together with a low profile vegan restaurant called Stereo.

Entrance to Stereo Restaurant inside former Daily Record building.

The former Daily Record building which housed a newspaper printing works is the architectural attraction.

Narrowness of the lane inhibits photography.  Here is a summary of key aspects of the building:

  • 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.

Daily Record Building, Renfield Lane, Glasgow

Daily Record Building, Renfield Lane

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