Notes on the Geography of Great Mirror: Photo 32
Gothic architecture is unusual in central Glasgow, but hear it sits, inspired perhaps by the Royal Courts of Justice in London. The architect was John Burnet, and his building today is protected as a Category A monument, despite what Williamson rightly calls the "glaring disfigurements" of the ground-floor tenants. Burnet was father of John James Burnet, who designed both the Clydeport Building and the Charing Cross Mansions. Makes you wonder if a dozen Glasgow architects ever strolled around the city and put little tags on this building and that: "Mine," "My son's," etc.
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