Trades Hall

Photo: Alan Crumlish

Robert Adam

1794

Category A Listed

This is the last major work by Robert Adam still standing in Glasgow. Adam was responsible for the old infirmary which was demolished at the end of the 19th century The facade of this building centres upon a pedimented composition with twinned Ionic columns and is bookended with projecting bays. Carved reliefs depict griffins. The dome was originally more squat, perhaps a little more elegant. However the view down Garth Street of this restrained classical, symmetrical composition on it’s deeply cut stone plinth, still confirms why Robert Adam was the most highly respected architect of his era.