Competition design for Royal Insurance Company offices

M102 Competition design for Royal Insurance Company offices

Address: 106, 110 & 112, Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2NB
Date: 1894–5
Client: Royal Insurance Company
Authorship: Authorship category 2 (Mackintosh and Office) (Mackintosh and Office)

Tower from Royal Insurance Co. office design

1894
John Honeyman & Keppie's design presumably made during latter part of this year, immediately before Alexander McGibbon's perspective drawing.
1895
4 February: Payment made by John Honeyman & Keppie to Alexander McGibbon for perspective drawing. 1
19 February: John Honeyman & Keppie receive premium of £50 for their design. 2
Spring: McGibbon's perspective shown at Royal Scottish Academy (501). 3
Perspective illustrated in British Architect, 15 November 1895, pp. 348–9 and Academy Architecture, 7, January 1895, p. 56.
1896
Winter/Spring: McGibbon's perspective shown at Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (350). 4
1901
Design for Royal Insurance Company included in architecture section of Glasgow International Exhibition 1901 (1). Catalogue names architects as 'John Honeyman, R. S. A.; John Keppie, I. A.; Chas. R. Macintosh [sic]'. 5

Notes:

1: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie / Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh / Keppie Henderson cash book, 1889–1917, GLAHA 53079, p. 30.

2: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie / Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh / Keppie Henderson cash book, 1889–1917, GLAHA 53079, p. 30.

3: Glasgow Herald, 19 April 1895, p. 9.

4: Building Industries, 6, 15 February 1896, p. 162.

5: International Exhibition Glasgow 1901: Official Catalogue of the Fine Art Section, Glasgow: Charles P. Watson, [1901], p. 115.