This rather fine looking building was one of only three in the city that featured polychromatic brickwork, a style of architectural brickwork which emerged in the 1860s as a feature of gothic revival architecture.

The most famous is the Templeton's Carpet Factory on Glasgow Green, said to have been modelled on the Doge's Palace in Venice.

The second was the giant United Co-operative Baking Society in McNeill Street, Hutchesontown, which, at one stage, baked 50% of all the bread eaten in the city!

This one was the third. It was the Kingston Grain Mills in West Street. The first mill on this site on the south bank of the River Clyde was built in 1856 for John Lamb. It was six storeys high, with ten pairs of stones driven by a compound engine by Coates and Young, Belfast.

This mill was replaced in 1875-6 for Stevenson and Coats, grain millers, at a cost of £4000 and faced the east end of the Kingston Dock It had a polychrome brick frontage in Italian Renaissance style. After the building ended its use as a mill, it became a general store.

The architect given his head by Stevenson and Coates was James Salmon, who also designed the Cranstrionhill Bakery.

Despite its undoubted style, which lifted it out the realm of a characterless building, it was. not included in the List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic interest.

In his seminary works The City That Disappeared, Frank Worsdall, whose book charts the many fine buildings that were simply demolished - "cultural ignorance" he called it - says the Mill was denied "even that minute protection."

In its latter years it was occupied by a firm of bonded warehouseman "who had no interest in its architectural qualities" and it was demolished in 1978