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This afternoon, I am presenting some images of the only surviving intact church by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. This dates from 1857-59 and is situated on the corner of St Vincent St and Pitt St Glasgow. This building’s features include:

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This afternoon I am presenting an image of Greek Thomson’s memorial in Glasgow’s Southern Necropolis. This is constructed in marble and features as one the most imposing memorials in the cemetery.

Thomson was the greatest architect of Victorian Glasgow. He was called ‘Greek’ Thomson because of his belief that the architecture of ancient Greece could be the basis of truly modern architecture.

Thomson was born in Balfron in 1817 and died 1875 at his home in Moray Place, Glasgow

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This afternoon I went on a cycle ride down to Glasgow’s Southern Necropolis. On route I took some pics of some Gorbals architecture. For more information on Glasgow tours visit this web page.

This first image contains Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s Caledonia Road Church, built 1857 and now a ruin.
In the background can be seen 1960s tower blocks which were built to replace the appalling social housing. However, these blocks are now vacant and appear to be in process if demolition.

Here is some notable modern architecture in the Gorbals, near to the Southern Necropolis

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