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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.

Millbrae Crescent is one of Glasgow’s top architectural heritage sites being attributed to the Victorian architect, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson (1817-1875). The street/crescent comprises an elegant row of two-storey terraced houses built using blonde sandstone and exemplifying Thomson’s typical use of Egyptian-derived columns and ornamentation.



Entrance to Southern Necropolis, Glasgow, Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information on Glasgow’s Southern Necropolis (City of the Dead). Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city with population of close to 600,000.

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