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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:35 pm    Post subject: Glasgow in the 1970s - East of the Cross  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

London Rd, west of Schipka Pass.  April 1973




London Rd, north side east of the railway bridge.  Does anything here remain?  October 1973



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Corner of Moir St and London Rd. A remarkable 6 storey tenement block, with a double bank of dormer windows.  January 1974




London Rd, north side west of Charlotte St. The Braemar is still there, the block reduced to two storeys, but the scene is almost unrecognisable.  July 1973



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Southwest corner of Charlotte St and London Rd.  January 1974




This was the last remaining unaltered house of the ten or so built in Charlotte St in the 1780s by Robert Adam, and it has been nicely restored by the  NTS, though its Jane Austen-ish air sits strangely  with the wasteland  it now looks towards.  July 1973



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Looking down Charlotte St to the McLennan Arch, in the third of its four locations.  The pediment of another Adam house can just be made out on the left, with an extra storey on top of it. One of the houses was significantly grander than the rest, that built for David Dale, industrialist and philanthropist - latterly an Eye Hospital, it stood at the bottom right-hand corner where Gillespie, Kidd and Coia’s Our Lady and St Francis school replaced it in 1964. Charlotte St, once the most desirable address in Glasgow, was a sad case in 1973, and a sadder one now: the Wise Group building next to the NTS house still turns a contemptuous shoulder to the street, the Coia building is still there, but the whole east side is vacant and an extempore car park. Are there great plans afoot? Not holding my breath.    July 1973




McLennan Arch and Charlotte St. The church halfway up on the right was built in 1864 as Trinity United Free.  July 1973

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London Rd from the chicane. Again barely recognisable now.  July 1973




Greendyke St, west side at London Rd. All gone. The pleasant sort-of-baronial building seems to have been part of St Alphonsus‘ School., which had its main entrance in Charlotte St. Beyond , turning the corner, is the easternmost extension of the Camp Coffee works, to which the chimney belongs. This was started in 1891 by R Paterson & Son in the Adam house at the south end of the east side of Charlotte St, and was such a runaway success that the next 17 years were spent in what must have been an almost continuous process of rebuilding and extending. This corner building of 1908 was the last expansion, for the invention of instant coffee powder was not far in the future, and Camp’s sales suffered. The brand has been sold on in modern times, but it is still in production (not in Glasgow) and can be found in most supermarkets, though in the home baking aisle rather than with the tea and coffee.  January 1974

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Greendyke St. Beyond St Andrew’s by  the Green  is R. Ramsay & Co.’s Hide, Wool and Tallow Auction Market and warehouse (Keppie, 1890). Having fallen into disuse, it was rescued by being converted into flats. The Homes for the Future development now starts immediately east of it.  April 1973




St Andrew’s Suspension Bridge, built in 1855 for the convenience of workers crossing the river to the factories of Hutchesontown.  December 1975



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This spectacular pile became one of these factories, when it was built in 1886 (and extended over the next 20 years) for the United Co-operative Baking Society by Bruce & Hay. The UCBS had only built their new bakery at the north corner of what are now Seaward St and Milnpark St in 1870, but demand  soon outstripped what it could supply and they had to seek pastures new.  (PS:  Is there a more elegant footbridge anywhere?)  May 1976




The imposing St Mungo Halls at McNeil St and Ballater St, largely forgotten now, were built by the UCBS as a social and entertainment facility for their vast workforce.  September 1973



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Greenhead St. Built in 1846 by Charles Wilson as Greenhead House, the McPhail mansion, this became in 1859 the Buchanan Institute, a charitable school, and from 1920 to 1975 was St Aidan’s School . Now well restored and divided into flats.  January 1974




Greenhead St, south of James St. Still looking as good as it did then.  January 1974

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Greenhead St, south of Tullis St. Also looking good, though the corner shop is gone.   January 1976




Greenhead St, south of Mill St.  Greenhead St had an air of  Bridgeton’s West End about it, and up to Mill St it has survived pretty well, but the rest  is new housing and vacant land.  January 1976

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Corner of Newhall St and Greenhead St S.E. I took a few shots of the far end of Greenhead St one afternoon, but don’t have a date for them - spring of 1975 seems likely.  



283-311 Greenhead St.



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