This painted sign sits on the frontage of the former William Whiteley Warehouse in Glasgow. Only the facade of the building, built around 1863 to a classical architectural design, now remans with the rest of the structure having been demolished in 1995. The towering front wall, with nothing behind it, presents something of s surreal view; looking not unlike a movie set.
According to Historic Scotland (*) the building was originally built for Thomas Mann as a grain and general ‘freestore’. I’d be interested if anyone knows when Whiteley took over the building, and wonder if it was part of the William Whiteley mercantile empire that originated in England.
Location: James Watt Street, Glasgow, Scotland.