Grecian Buildings, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland


This evening, I am posting information and images of an important surviving example of Glasgow (Scotland) architecture designed by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson.

Thomson was the greatest architect of Victorian ( 19th century) Glasgow. Over twenty examples of his work still survive, one of which being the Grecian Buildings in Sauchiehall Street, as illustrated herein.

Thomson acquired the nickname ‘Greek’ because he adapted the architecture of ancient Greece for his own time, using latest building technology where appropriate whilst retaining the original Grecian style.

Thomson adapted the Greek style to a wide range of buildings including residential, commercial, spiritual (churches) and burial monuments.

The Grecian buildings are now home to the Centre for Contemporary Arts but were originally constructed ( 1867-68) as a commercial warehouse.

Detail from Grecian Buildings, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow


Detail from Grecian Buildings, Glasgow, Scotland


Grecian Buildings, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland

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