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Greek Thomson Architecture, Walmer Crescent, Glasgow

Thursday, December 10, 2009

This afternoon, I am posting images and a video clip covering Walmer Crescent, which is located at Paisley Road West, above Cessnock subway station.

This dates from 1857-62 and was designed by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson who took inspiration for his designs from the architecture of ancient Greece.

Walmer Crescent is one of Thomson's few surviving tenements, an austere composition with no ornament but relying on the balance of upright square columns and horizontal lines.

An impressive building. However, it would appear that the sandstone is in need of some remediation work.



posted by Catswhiskers @ 4:04 AM 


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