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This evening I am presenting various images from today’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh tour which included the famous House for an Art Lover. This design was submitted in 1901 for a competition sponsored by a German magazine for a sumptuous Haus eines Kumsdtfreundes. This inspired Mackintosh and his wife Margaret MacDonald to create a princely private dwelling which is acknowledged as a masterpiece of early Modernism.

The House was finally completed in 1996 and can be found in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park near to the famous Burrell Collection.

There are a number of interesting Mackintosh sites in Glasgow and there exists a society dedicated Mackintosh’s work.

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This evening I am presenting an image of a McNair family memorial recording various family members including Bella Anderson who died Nov 22nd 1880 age 66 years.

This memorial stone can be found in Glasgow’s Southern Necropolis.

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This evening I am posting an image from a Glasgow grave-marker which records a death on the other side of the world.

This stone is found in Glasgow’s Southern Necropolis and records the passing of various members of the Lindsay family including one Daniel, son of David. Daniel’s inscription is partly eroded but my best guess is that he died Jan 4th 1896 in Concordia, South Australia age 32 years.Daniel seems to have been the longest lived of the Lindsay children.

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