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Victoria Tower

 

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  • Victoria Tower is part of the complex of Municipal Buildings that was constructed largely between 1881 and 1886 in an Italianate style, and to a scale then unseen in the rest of Scotland.
  • The building famously has a corner missing, something that has never been fixed. This is called "Cowan's Corner" after the landowner of the time who refused to sell his plot for redevelopment. A bomb destroyed the shop that sat there in 1941 and although it was always assumed that the Municipal Buildings would eventually be completed with temporary blank facades were erected bounding the site, it has never been fixed.

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Architect
H and D Barclay

Reference Data

Reference No.
2337
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
01-10-2010
 

Building Location

Address
Municipal Buildings, 24 Clyde Square, Greenock. PA15 9SW
Council
Inverclyde Council
County
Inverclyde
Region
Scotland
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1881
Completion date
1886
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Neo Classical

Roof Height (AGL)
82.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Office


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