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An Art Deco Marvel and Glasgow’s first skyscraper hotel

In June of 1938 the Beresford Building opened its doors on what had previously been the yard of a large mansion house. The architect William Beresford Inglis (died 1967) was based in offices nearby in Blythswood Square. He is also responsible for leading on the design of several iconic Art Deco cinemas in the city including in Muirend and Anniesland.

The building stands at number four hundred and three Sauchiehall street in Glasgow. It is a classic example of Art Deco architecture in the city centre. It was described as being the city’s first ever skyscraper hotel and, with the long, clean elegant lines drawing your eye skyward it is not difficult to tell why. The tell-tale long rectangular panes of glass in the windows, elegant simplicity, material choice and no-nonsense curves unapologetically scream Deco and roar with the same confidence of era. The building is constructed using reenforced concrete. The revelation is in the classic Deco ceramic ware with the exterior being clad in red, black and mustard (originally, now white) Faïence.The …


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