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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:35 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Feb 2007


Caledonia Road church (F) by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

Mar 2007


Caledonia Road church (R) by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
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Built between 1856 and 1860 Queens Park Terrace was, at 1104 feet, one of the longest terraces by a single builder on the south side. It stood on Eglinton St between Devon St and Turriff St. It was compulsorily purchased by the District Council, deemed to be a dangerous building and subsequently demolished, amid general outcry, in 1980. Excavations during the preparation of the ground for the M74 extension revealed that much of the rear wall of the building had been built on the site of an old midden. Whether it could have been saved or not is still debatable. The northern end (at the corner of Devon St) is now underneath the motorway.

Aug 1973 ©Streapadair



May 2008 Ground starting to be cleared for M74


Eglinton St (S) by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
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Queens Park Terrace (south)

Jun 2008
Taken from Kilbirnie St just before completion of the M74


Kilbirnie St (W) by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

Jun 2012 Landscaping for the motorway is now complete


Eglinton St (S) by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
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Queens Park Terrace (north)

c.1960's ©City Planning Dept



Feb 2007 Before the motorway


Eglinton St (N) by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
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Queens Park Terrace (north)

Jun 2011
Just before the opening of the M74 extension


Eglinton St (N) by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

Jun 2012 Landscaping works are now complete


Eglinton St (N) by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Great pics, depressing as all fcuk, though. :(
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Catnip wrote:
Great pics, depressing as all fcuk, though. :(


Depressing as in boring
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I meant the pics of Queen's Park Terrace were really nice, and it's depressing to see the motorway instead. Sorry.
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I meant the pics of Queen's Park Terrace were really nice, and it's depressing to see the motorway instead. Sorry.


Ah good because that is what I was trying to show with the photos The church you can see in the middle distance lay derelict for years and was demolished a few years before the motorway construction began.
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If you head along Eglinton St towards the city centre, you would come across a site where another example of his work stood, at the corner of Cavendish St. This particular one was built in 1858 and demolished in 1969 during that seemingly wanton period of destruction in Glasgow. For those of you who have seen Streapadair's photos of Laurieston I am sure you will agree that some wonderful buildings were lost during this time

Eglinton St @ Cavendish St c.1960's ©City Planning Dept from Kilbirnie St roadbridge



Apr 2007 Cavendish St starts just beyond the red brick "tenement" where the houses with the scaffolding are. The only real difference today is the disappearance of three of the tower blocks oh and a motorway directly above you


Eglinton St by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr


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