The Corinthian

One of the finest examples of building renovation in Glasgow, the Corinthian is located on Ingram Street, south of George Square, in the city centre. Built on the site of an 18th-century Tobacco Merchant's mansion by David Hamilton in 1841, the building was originally home to the Union Bank, with a tellers' hall at the rear added in 1853. It has an impressive Italian facade, added 1876-79 by John Burnet, featuring free standing classical figure sculptures. The building was used latterly as a district court house, known as Lanarkshire House, when much of its interior was re-modelled and subdivided. Following an extensive restoration, which has revealed many original features, is now home to an upmarket bar, restaurant and club complex.

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