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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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Halloween at Holmwood House

This morning, I cycled round to local heritage property, Holmwood House, which is owned by Scotland’s National Trust. This building dates from 1859-61 when designed by celebrated Glaswegian architect, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson for a local paper mill owner. The building was one of  high status with a dual purpose: to provide suitable accommodation for the owner’s family and to impress guess and potential business clients. the building is situated close to the White Cart ( a river) because of proximity to the mill powered by the same river. Thus production, marketing and residence was very closely integrated on the same complex. Also, being water powered, the business was very eco-friendly.

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