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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:27 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

When Anderston station opened on the Glasgow Central Railway back in 1896, Argyle Street was still a continuous street from Trongate to Partick Bridge. Motorway construction for the M8 and Kingston bridge effectively split the street into two halves and left Anderston station isolated under 10 lanes of concrete carrying thousands of motor vehicles which back in 1896 were still very much in their infancy.
The lanes in the foreground are now the start of the Clydeside Expressway which was built around the same time as the motorway and carries traffic from the west in and out of the city centre

Glasgow_Oct96-23 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

A wee row of shops on Argyle Street which ran from Douglas Street to Blythswood Street. They were demolished shortly after this image as part of the Cadogan Square development

Glasgow_Oct96-24 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

The facade of the former Customs warehouse in James Watt Street still stands in isolation to the present day ... despite all the investment in the newly titled International Financial Services District (IFSD)

Glasgow_Oct96-25 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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Modern office development underway in West Campbell Street back in 1996

Glasgow_Oct96-26 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

This brick and glass edifice at the corner of Cadogan Street and Wellington Street still stands, however the building carrying the Cadogan Street sign has been replaced

Glasgow_Oct96-27 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Oswald Street. Intercity house on the left was demolished a few years ago and the site is currently being redeveloped. The Victorian buildings on the right were converted to flats about 10 years ago retaining their original facades

Glasgow_Oct96-28 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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The shopfront of Tower Records on Argyle Street in the shadow of the Heilanman's Umbrella advertises the film Braveheart. One of three massive record shops at the time, the other two being Virgin and HMV in Union Street just around the corner

Glasgow_Oct96-29 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

The present day building on the northeast corner of Argyle Street and Union Street was for many years the premises of Boots the Chemist." Meet me at Boots corner" became part of the Glasgow vernacular still in use today ... with many people being stood-up at the location by a potential romantic partner. Boots no longer have a presence at the location which started life as the Adelphi hotel back in the late 19th century

Glasgow_Oct96-30 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Buchanan Street looking across George Street. The viewpoint for this image today would be the entrance to the Hard Rock cafe which is in the old Athenaeum building on the right

Glasgow_Oct96-31 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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Looking west along Argyle Street from Queen Street showing the entrance to the St Enoch Centre before redevelopment

Glasgow_Oct96-32 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Looking east along Argyle Street towards Trongate from Miller Street. Part of Greek Thomson's Buck's Head Building can be seen on the right housing the Olympus Sports shop

Glasgow_Oct96-33 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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Some views of the original St Enoch Centre which opened in 1989 on the site of the former railway station of the same name. The station closed in 1966 and was demolished in 1977

The food court

Glasgow_Oct96-34 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Looking east

Glasgow_Oct96-35 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Looking west

Glasgow_Oct96-36 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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Debenhams department store which occupies the former premises of Lewis's

Glasgow_Oct96-37 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

The recently closed BHS store

Glasgow_Oct96-38 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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King's Court ... a small row of shops which occupy the arches under the City of Glasgow Union Line off King Street

Glasgow_Oct96-39 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Trongate looking east towards Glasgow Cross. The Mercat building is prominent in the middle of this view. Note also the bright orange SPTE buses of the era

Glasgow_Oct96-40 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Looking north on Saltmarket towards the Tolbooth at Glasgow Cross

Glasgow_Oct96-41 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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Looking south down High Street towards Glasgow Cross. The wall on the left was once part of the massive College goods yard owned by the G&SW railway

Glasgow_Oct96-42 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Looking west along Ingram Street from the High Street. The buildings on the left are unchanged today, however some newer ones have replaced those on the right

Glasgow_Oct96-43 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

The Italian Centre on Ingram Street with the white-painted Hutchesons Hall visible on the John Street corner

Glasgow_Oct96-44 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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Glasgow City Chambers has overlooked George Square since 1888. Mr Happy .. who was part of the Glasgow's Miles Better Campaign brightens up the main entrance

Glasgow_Oct96-45 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

George Street looking east towards George Square, with John Street crossing in the foreground. A view virtually unchanged today

Glasgow_Oct96-46 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Celtic Park viewed from Nuneaton Street with the wasteground left by the former London Road goods yard dominating the scene. This whole area was redeveloped in the run up to the Commonwealth games by the Emirates Arena and other such developments
The new Clyde Gateway road also passes through this area

Glasgow_Oct96-47 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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Some from the Gorbals

Viewed across the former Gushetfaulds freight yard with the original alignment of Caledonia Road / Cathcart Road. Alexander Greek Thomson's Caledonia Road Church (1857) still overlooks the scene today, however the tower blocks at Sandiefield Place were demolished in 2013

Glasgow_Aug96-08 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Caledonia Road looking east. The pubs at the Crown Street junction were some of the few remaining buildings left from the original Gorbals, but were demolished a few years later

Glasgow_Sep96-01 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Laurieston Road looking south with the Castle's cash and carry prominent on the left. Built on part of the site of the former Dixon Blaze's Iron Works in the 1970's it was itself demolished as part of the groundworks for the M74 extension. Tower blocks at Toryglen and Castlemilk (Mitchellhill and Dougrie Place) are also visible

Glasgow_Sep96-02 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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