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Holmwood House, Glasgow

This evening I attended a talk on the life and work of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, a leading Glasgow, Scotland based architect who lived 1817-1875.

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This morning, I collected tour group from Park Terrace in Glasgow’s West End at 8.00 am and then embarked on a motor coach tour of key sites associated with Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson (1817-1875). Thomson was possibly the greatest mind in Scottish architecture and obtained the sobriquet ‘Greek’ due to his belief that the architecture of ancient Greece could be the basis of modern architecture. However, Thomson never actually visited Greece.

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Holmwood House, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Holmwood¬†House in Cathcart, Glasgow, an important example of Scotland’s architectural heritage.

The house, a large suburban villa,¬†was built for James Couper, a businessman who owned Millholm Paper Mill which was located a few hundred metres from the house on the White Cart (river). In addition to being a high status residence the building doubled as a showroom for the Mill’s paper products.

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