Millbrae Crescent, Glasgow, Scotland
This evening, I am continuing with my Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson theme of recent days.
This post focuses on 2-38 Millbrae Crescent, near Langside in Glasgow and dates from 1876-77. Thomson died in 1875 but it is believed that Thomson’s last professional partner, Robert Turnbull, completed the work using Thomson’s design. The Crescent architecture has been described as combining the style of rustic villas with the sublime urbanity of the terrace.
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St. Vincent Street Church, Glasgow, Scotland
This evening, I am focusing on a particularly interesting example of Scottish architecture as represented by the St. Vincent Street Church in Glasgow.
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Great Western Terrace by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson
Today, in course of a snowstorm, I visited Great Western Terrace in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland.
Purpose of the visit was to view and photograph what is acknowledged as Glasgow’s grandest terrace which dates from 1867-77. This was designed by Alexander Thomson, the greatest architect of Victorian Glasgow. He acquired the moniker ‘Greek’ Thomson because his work was inspired by the architecture of ancient Greece. However, Thomson, who lived 1817-1875, rarely left Glasgow and never visited Greece. Thomson did not slavishly copy the ancient Greeks but adapted the style to the 19th century incorporating inventions like plate glass and cast-iron. Whilst some of Thomson’s work has been demolished there still remains an extensive portfolio to admire, including the Caledonia Road Church and St. Vincent Street Church.
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