Notes on the Geography of The United Kingdom: Glasgow Core: Photo 79
Just across the street is this, the Mercantile Chambers, from 1897. The facade is severe but alleviated by damsels representing Industry, Prudence, Prosperity, and Fortune--plus Mercury over the door and rubbing his feet in fatigue. Williamson quotes The Builder which saw through the statuary and declared that "the facade does not pretend to be more than a curtain concealing a frame of steel beams, cast-iron columns, and load-bearing piers..."
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