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Today, I visited Holmwood House, a high status residential property which was designed by local architect, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson (1817-75) for James Couper, a wealthy businessman who used the property for both business and residential purposes, as was common in those days. Construction occurred between 1857-8 when Glasgow was experiencing rapid economic growth.



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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