Dowanhill House was a restaurant and dining rooms located above the entrance that is in the photograph above, you used to climb the stairs, to the first landing, where the entrance to the Kelvin Rooms was, Toilets and the cashiers position, there was a short flight of stairs then to the main dining room. This overlooked Byres road and was all very formal, oak panelling, silver service, staff formally dressed etc. On Byers road, underneath and to the south, was the Talisman, a more informal coffee house, high stools and counters in orange and brown, it was converted to a “City Bakeries” sometime around 1974 and I don’t think the dining room or the Kelvin rooms opened again. My sister had her Wedding reception in the Kelvin Rooms in 1972, it was a large set of rooms with partition dividers that covered the area front to back, except the dining room and north and south to the next closes where there were exits, these looked like regular entrances to flats from the outside. My mother worked there as the cashier in the sixties and seventies, after they closed down the place got cleared out and as well as some spectacular mirrors she has still got some bits and bobs with “DH” on them kicking around. I will ask her what the architectural feature above the front door is next time we speak, I remember there being some type of sign but I can’t quite remember what.