Margaret MacDonald design at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

This morning, we departed our West End lodgings at 0945 and proceeded as follows:

  • First to Queen’s Cross Church in Garscube Road. This dates from 1897-9 with superficial resemblance to the Free Gothic Style. This building is no longer used for worship and is now the principal office for the CRM Society. Our group was provided with a talk by CRM Society Director, Stuart Robertson as illustrated in video clip below.

  • Next, a short trip up the road to nearby Ruchill Church Halls. This remains in use as a community centre and is not a visitor attraction per se. The building dates from 1898-9 and pre-dates the adjoining church which was not the work of Mackintosh.

Mackintosh Design at Ruchill Church Halls

Inside Ruchill church Hallm Glasgow, Scotland

  • Next, we travelled to Pollokshields to view the ( non-Mackintosh) Art Nouveau interior decor at the former Millar and Lang ( art publishers) building dating from 1902. Architect was D.B. Dobson of Gordon and Dobson.

Art Nouveau at Pollokshields

Art Nouveau at Pollokshields, Glasgow

  • Next to the Botanic Gardens to view the (non-Mackintosh) architecture. Here are several glasshouses including the Kibble Palace. We availed of lunch here.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Inside Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens

  • Next, we walked down Byres Road to Glasgow University and the Hunterian Art Gallery where we joined guided tours of the re-constructed Mackintosh House. This was the Mackintoshes former home at 6 Florentine Terrace which was demolished in the 1960s whilst much of the interior was recorded and preserved.

Exterior of reconstructed Mackintosh House at 6 Florentine Terrace, Glasgow.

  • Next, and final visit of the day was the Mackintosh Room at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Here can be found works by Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret MacDonald.

Mackintosh Room at Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

Tomorrow, we visit House for an Art Lover and other sites.

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