The globes enclosing the electric street lights have been replaced and a rider has been attached to Stuart Cranston’s Tea Room sign that reads Fruitarian Snack & Lunch Rooms. The Internet is a great resource and if ever I make an error I can usually rely on a reader to correct me. On the left is George Cameron, Publisher & Wholesale Stationer, and on the right are Chalmers & Tosh, Tin and Zinc Packing Case Makers, and McLelland & Dickson, Upholsterers and Furnishers. Could you tell me if there are any images of or close to these addresses around the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century and if it possible to purchase scans of them. Pedestrians in Buchanan Street, Glasgow This image is available from the University of Edinburgh Image Collections This file was uploaded as part of a GLAMWiki partnership with the University of Edinburgh. Properties there were demolished in the early 1950’s to make way for the N.A.A.F.I Building ( Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes ) which provided facilities and goods to British servicemen and their families. Also in 1999, the entire street was repaved with high quality granite stonework and striking blue neon lighting. The signage in the window proclaims the Grand Prix award bestowed upon the company for their Premier typewriter at the 1900 Paris Exposition. 1991. In April, my colleagues and I will be travelling to Glasgow for an excursion. Smith Premier Typewriter, Miss Cranston also commissioned Glasgow’s two most innovative designers, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and George Walton, to produce the interior decor and furnishings. ). [4] Shops, hotels, banks, offices and clubs soon followed including the Western Club [5] and the Athenaeum, [6] later known as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, linking through from St George's Place. Buchanan Street: Lovely mix of history and shopping - See 5,281 traveler reviews, 1,242 candid photos, and great deals for Glasgow, UK, at Tripadvisor. The first part of Buchanan Street from Argyle Street to Gordon Street was opened in 1780 and the remaining section in 1804. The family made huge losses following the American Revolution of 1776, losing all their plantations in Virginia. Also, you have settled a family argument. “There is an entry in the Edinburgh Gazette, dated November 18, 1898, announcing the retiral of James Manuel from the firm of Manuel & Webster, Italian Warehousemen and Wine Merchants, at 133 Buchanan Street, Glasgow.”. Further developments occurred after this and they are detailed in my response to a question earlier in this discussion thread. Then in the years 1175-78 (the exact date is not known), the king gave Glasgow a charter. ( Postcard published by Valentine’s. Thank you. There are no motorized vehicles on the street and they did not become evident until the 1920’s so the postcard probably dates from around 1919. I did some searching and found that a photographer, John H. Waddell, was at 252 Buchanan Street in 1895. Thanks again Willie. Retail sales were concentrated at the south end of Buchanan Street and manufacturing and wholesaling at the north end. What are the requirements? Thanks Buchanan Street Railway Station as seen circa 1925-1930 when it was owned and operated by the London, Midland & Scottish Railway ( LMS ). The photographs are fascinating. It must surely have been the template for “Are You Being Served”, and employed the same wonderful mix of retail eccentrics that the fashion trade seemed to attract then. Armstrong's Hotel, I’m sure she has many happy memories of her time in Glasgow. As you can see, the website is a work in progress. Thank you for contributing this information. My mum is now 87 and enjoyed her trip down memory lane. The Buchanan Galleries development came later, Buchanan Street was straightened out and the mall built over Cathedral Street. They had a classroom, gym, canteen and a shop where you could purchase uniform items and supplies. Electric lighting has been installed outside the windows of H. Samuel, the jeweller and watchmaker on the corner, so that passers-by could browse the displays after dark. I spent the first three years of my working life in Buchanan St., from 1966 until 1969, firstly at Rowans Mens’ Outfitters as a “junior assistant”. This property was designed by the Edinburgh-based architect George Washington Browne and completed in 1897 for Miss Kate Cranston’s Tea and Luncheon Rooms. A fashion conscious young lady is standing by the kerbside, perhaps admiring the fine Daimler with the AA badge on the grill. The buildings along the eastern part of Parliamentary Road were cleared to make way for a new council housing development. With this in mind, on the 15th of February, 1763, he acquired the first portion of “five acres or thereby of ground in the Burgh of Glasgow, in the part called Palezeon’s Croft, on the North side of Argyle Street, with plots or steadings for building on each side thereof “. Wishing you the best of success in your research. been completely demolished by 1971, although the 430 yard long Buchanan Street tunnel that ran from just outwith the station coming out at Sighthill still exists, although public access is prohibited. It is possible that this John Reid might have been related to the owner of the mansion on the other side of the street but they are not one and the same. Scotland History Glasgow Scotland Gorbals Glasgow Glasgow Architecture Glasgow City. St. George's Church, The Buchanan Galleries architecture is restrained and in a suitably civic large order. As for the casino, it was reported to be still standing in 1985, but was subsequently removed to allow construction of the Glasgow International Concert Hall which was completed in 1990 and renamed the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall upon the granting of Royal Status. Buchanan Street: architecture and history - See 5,286 traveller reviews, 1,263 candid photos, and great deals for Glasgow, UK, at Tripadvisor. The premises are still visible today as Rowan House, and the company in its heyday dressed the hoi polloi of Glasgow. John Reid’s furniture store was located at 89 Buchanan Street just before the Clydesdale Bank building, which was formerly one of Miss Kate Cranston’s tearooms. Chris – A fascinating set of postcards ( I have a family collection and know what priceless gems they can be). ( Reliable Series printed postcard, published by W. R. & S., William Ritchie & Sons. From the mid 19th century to the start of the First World War, Glasgow was one of the worldÍs most technologically advanced cities. I appreciate your interest and you are welcome to use any of the photos and quote this site as a reference. In this scene, we are looking at the intersection of Buchanan Street with St. Vincent Street on the left and with St. Vincent Place on the right. was not in operation for long before it was taken over by the Reo Stakis organization in 1964 and turned into a casino. No problem. ), The photographer would have had to set up his tripod close to the tramlines in Argyle Street in order to take this view looking north up Buchanan Street around 1905. was in the basement, and it gave a rough idea of how troglodytes felt. I am looking for info/photo Aird, Thomson & McKellar, Jewellers and Silversmiths, 133 Buchanan Street circa 1870 – 1920. Is it possible for me to have permission to reproduce the photo in the booklet I will be producing? Thank you very much for your question. In May 2002, then-Prime Minister Tony Blair unveiled a statue of the late-First Minister of Scotland Donald Dewar at the northern end of the street, the only statue in the street. ), The fine Baroque-inspired building on the opposite corner of Gordon Street with Buchanan Street was designed by Sydney Mitchell and George Wilson and dates from 1887. Some photos of the building are posted in a discussion thread on the excellent Urban Glasgow website http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/archive/people-and-places-discussion-thread__o_t__t_1039.html The N.A.A.F.I. Buchanan Street was first feued in 1777[1] and named after a wealthy Tobacco Lord, plantation owner and former Lord Provost of Glasgow, Andrew Buchanan of Buchanan, Hastie, & Co.[2] He was proprietor of the ground on which it was formed from Argyle Street as far north as Gordon Street. Some photos of the building are posted in a discussion thread on the excellent Urban Glasgow website http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/archive/people-and-places-discussion-thread__o_t__t_1039.html The N.A.A.F.I. The property was located at the very top of Buchanan Street on the right-hand side, virtually next door to Buchanan Street Railway Station, which in 1894 was operated by the Caledonian Railway Company. Keep up the good work! My aunt said there was a large store where Fraser is now but I and another aunt disagreed. If I find out anything further, I will certainly let you know. was not in operation for long before it was taken over by the Reo Stakis organization in 1964 and turned into a casino. [13] Buchanan Street is also the second busiest shopping thoroughfare, second only to Oxford Street in London. Sale of the land was probably at least in part to offset these initial losses. I could try to find a photo illustrating a route with a vehicle type on which she might have served. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for your inquiry. I wish you well in your studies. In addition to the Boys’ Brigade Office, there were offices of the Great Central Railway and Great Eastern Railway, as well as of several individuals at that address. Burton’s is out of the picture to our right. By the way, which part of Buchanan Street are you planning to roof? Thank you very much for your inquiry. I rely on this material as well as my own experience and information obtained online. G1 2JX. A fishing settlement at the green place eventually grew into a small town. You could try contacting the Mitchell Library to see if they have Glasgow Directories before and after that time. Winding Road Places Of Interest Old Photos. My great grandfather was born at 310 Buchanan Street in 1894. I’m particularly interested in the area where the Buchanan Galleries now stand as they went up when I was about 8 or 9 and I really can’t remember what stood there before! In the Summer of 1966, I was asked by Isi Metzein to prepare a design for the BOAC Office Block on a single plot rather than the earlier proposed double plot, which I did. It would mean a great deal to me. I think 128 is on the corner of Buchanan St. and St. Vincent Place in your splendid postcard showing Saxone & Sorosis Shoes. The Buchanan Galleries shopping centre opened in 1998 at the north end of Buchanan Street. This photograph shows Wylie Hill’s store on the right with their window displays filled and next door is the recently built Argyll Chambers complete with statuary attributed to James Milne Sherriff. See what you can find out without giving the game away. The mansion owner lived much earlier and was a timber merchant. ), Twenty years have now passed and the jewellers and mansion on the right corner of Buchanan Street have been replaced with the fine Art Deco – inspired building, designed by H. Wilson, R.I. Pierce and N. Martin and completed in 1929. Thank you for your inquiry and I have checked the Glasgow 1927 Directory which is available online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~glasgow/1927address789.jpg There is only one business listed for 133 Buchanan Street and many for number 135 as you will see. St. George's Place, Argyll Arcade, I believe they also supplied school uniforms. Victoria & Albert. Book your tickets online for Buchanan Street, Glasgow: See 5,285 reviews, articles, and 1,263 photos of Buchanan Street, ranked No.34 on Tripadvisor among 399 attractions in Glasgow. Book your tickets online for Buchanan Street, Glasgow: See 5,287 reviews, articles, and 1,263 photos of Buchanan Street, ranked No.34 on Tripadvisor among 393 attractions in Glasgow. This is a present for my Mother she was born in Glasgow in 1925 and now lives in Derby, I was looking for somewhere around 1945 when she was a Clippie on the Buses. Do you have any information on such a manufacturer? It forms the central stretch of Glasgow's famous shopping district with a generally more upmarket range of shops than the neighbouring streets: Argyle Street, and Sauchiehall Street. Her business continued at that location until 1918 when the premises were occupied by a branch of the Clydesdale Bank, as shown in this photograph. Buchanan Street: Lovely mix of history and shopping - See 5,285 traveler reviews, 1,263 candid photos, and great deals for Glasgow, UK, at Tripadvisor. I was wondering if you had any information regarding this part of the street around that time. Morrison’s was a top end ladies fashion wear shop, and was certainly trading during my stint at Jaeger between 1966/69. The firm continues in business today as Black & Lizars. Properties there were demolished in the early 1950’s to make way for the N.A.A.F.I. On the right hand side of Buchanan Street, some gentlemen have paused to look in the windows of Hope Brothers, while the man in the foreground observing the photographer appears to be carrying a cello bow. I’m doing some research on a large piece of pottery I found in my mum’s croft. I am researching him on behalf of my family and hope to put together a photo book of him and the family. I was intrigued by the info you gave to Ivy. Five Ways. Like a prior post, I would love to acquire a high resolution scan of one or two of your photos for the John Reid mansion on Buchanan St. Is this possible? I am researching the life of Sir William Alexander Smith who founded the Boys’ Brigade, a Christian youth organisation, in Glasgow in 1883. John Lizars, The upper part of Buchanan Street was completely redeveloped in the 1990’s. Buchanan Street is one of Glasgow’s busiest streets and is famous for its stunning architecture and shopping. The hotel to which you refer was the George Hotel at 235-245 Buchanan Street and original facade has been retained. This huge choux pastry, cream and chocolate confection would feed a family of six, but did little to increase the girth of this 19 year old at the time. I think it was double fronted from memory and was independently owned, but eventually came under House of Fraser ownership. ( Postcard made in France, publisher unknown. There are several very good photographs of the copper-clad building and its location at http://www.architectureglasgow.co.uk/midcity.boac.office.html I don’t know about Morrison’s dress shop previously occupying this location but the two businesses listed in the 1927 Glasgow Directory were Thomas Cook & Son at number 83 and Lawson & Co., Ltd at number 85. Do you know if your Mother was a clippie for a few years and at which depot(s) she was based? I lasted a month there, and then moved to Jaeger House, same job title, but an extra 10 shillings a week, and trendier clothes. Buchanan Street redevelopment, The sign on the lamp post is urging pedestrians to keep to the left. A favourite treat was a Fullers bun, from the eponymous bakers opposite. ( Note the different spelling of Argyll from the street name.) Glasgow History. I hope this helps. It has writing on the front for Edward & Sons, The Jewellers and Silversmiths Company, Show Rooms 92 and 96 Buchanan Street. ( Postcard published by E. A. Schwerdtfeger & Co., London E. C. and printed in Berlin. Forgive my asking, but do you happen to know of any more images of that part of Buchanan Street for my period of interest? Edgar’s would be stocking the hampers ready for loading onto the MacBrayne steamer R.M.S. ( Publisher unknown ), In this scene, also from the 1920’s, the travel agency of Thomas Cook & Son is on the left of the picture, followed by the furniture store of John Reid & Son and then a curious, rather narrow building, Flemish in appearance with a steep pitched roof at right angles to the others. Glasgow Trams through the Years; Three Glasgow Corporation Transport Films, 1959 – … My great-grandfather’s family (including my grandfather) are listed on census records as living at 252 Buchanan Street in 1881. ( Postcard publisher unknown ). Thank you for pointing this out Jane and I have now corrected the mistake. Wylie & Lochhead, My grandfather worked for Kodak at the time as an assistant chemist. This fine building displays many decorative features including carved reliefs, ornamental balustrades and Corinthian pilasters, visible on the upper levels. Constructed in 1849 by the Caledonian Railway Company. Do you have any information on this street number? Would you know what businesses were at 140 and 150 Buchanan Street around 1853 – 57? 1960s. This early photograph of Buchanan Street was taken around the early 1880’s and on the left is part of the recently completed Stewart and MacDonald warehouse designed by William Spence c. 1879. I really love your site and often have a look at the photos and information. On the opposite side of Buchanan Street, part of Lizars store is visible, followed by Manson’s, and Alexander & Son, before we come to Henry Burton & Co. the glover on the corner with Gordon Street. Described as “Stores for the Moors”, they would appeal to the wealthy who would either own grouse moors or frequent them during the summer season. Book your tickets online for Buchanan Street, Glasgow: See 5,286 reviews, articles, and 1,263 photos of Buchanan Street, ranked No.34 on Tripadvisor among 399 attractions in Glasgow. Glasgow Stock Exchange, Thank you. In this view, the buildings are obviously blackened by soot from heavy industrial pollution and they were radically transformed by surface cleaning several decades later when the original stone colour and much of the finer detail was exposed. The building is now home to Russell & Bromley, but take a look up and see what a fabulous building it is, with some fine carvings. Thank you for sharing this information. I recently bought a lovely old cardboard box from a charity shop. Thank you for providing this information. Did you know that the street was named after Andrew Buchanan. ), We have a good view of pedestrians and fine motor cars in this early 1930’s scene. I will check to see if I have any photographs of the building when it was the hotel. According to the 1927 Glasgow Directory, the property at 113/115 Buchanan Street on the corner with Gordon Street was occupied by the Commercial Bank of Scotland. Achievements and Archive Photographs of this Great Scottish City. 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