Scottish Gothic Cathedral, Glasgow

Scottish Gothic Cathedral, Glasgow, Scotland

 This evening, I am following yesterday’s theme with further illustrations of Glasgow’s rich architectural heritage.
Above is the 13th century Cathedral which was designed in Scottish Gothic style. This place of worship started as Roman Catholic and is now Presbyterian. It is very unusual in that it managed to survive the upheavals of the 1560 Reformation without suffering significant physical damage.
In the image below we move to neo-Gothic style as demonstrated in the 1904 design of St. Columba Church, this being the work of Tennant and Burke.  This Presbyterian Church provides for worship in both English and Gaelic.
St Columba Church, St Vincent St

St Columba Church, St Vincent St., Glasgow

Here is another church, this being the work of famous Glaswegian architect, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson and was finished 1859. Thomson was inspired by the architecture of ancient Greece. The building is raised on its own man-made Acropolis on the steeply sloping site.The ionic porticoes are symbolic while the tall steeple may have some Indian influence. This St Vincent St Church is used for worship by the Free Presbyterians.
St Vincent St Church by Greek Thomson

St Vincent St Church by Greek Thomson, Glasgow

Moving now to the modern era, here is the Eagle Building in Bothwell Street. Dates from 1992 and was designed by SBT Keppie. The building is steel framed with glass curtain- walling and rainscreen overcladding. The interior houses the reconstructed part of the original Eagle Building sandstone venetian facade with full cornicing, keystones and arched window details.
Eagle Building, Bothwell St

Eagle Building, Bothwell St., Glasgow

Finally, yet another place of worship. This is the Baptist Church in Adelaide Place which dates from 1877 and is clearly influenced by the classical period with the facade featuring Corinthian columns. Designed by T.L.Watson.
Baptist Church, Adelaide Place

Baptist Church, Adelaide Place, Glasgow

I plan to post more examples of Glaswegian architecture in due course.
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