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Building's within a building

Postby muriblue » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:50 pm

First time poster here, I am looking for a little help finding out what buildings were on the site of the Goldberg's building before it was built?
The reason being is that it's in the process of getting demolished now and during a Uni trip to the Merchant City i photographed what is left of a L-Shaped building with visible Mansard roof, furthermore there is also a Timber roof, clad in Slate protruding below. All inside the middle of the building? :? I took pictures today and if wanted i will post them up.

All and any help appreciated,

Many thanks :)
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Re: Building's within a building

Postby cheesemonster » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:04 pm

please post some pics!
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Re: Building's within a building

Postby muriblue » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:53 am

All pictures taken from Wilson Street, I managed to get into the site to get the closer photographs.

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Re: Building's within a building

Postby Alycidon » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:58 am

Very interesting photographs, this could have beenthe remains of an old "Calander Works" - see this map

http://www.old-maps.co.uk/maptiles/m100665_259491_665068.png

There were quite a lot of older buildings in that lane, which was used as the goods inwards department for Goldbergs.
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Re: Building's within a building

Postby Gerry B » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:09 pm

Loving These Pics
Now I Need To Look Into This Thx :)
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Re: Building's within a building

Postby muriblue » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:06 pm

Thanks, it would be nice to find out what they were used for and why they built over and around them? Everyone knows there is a lot of history within the Merchant City, what a shame it would be if buildings like this were demolished without anyone ever knowing that it existed. :(
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Re: Building's within a building

Postby dazza » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:39 am

Here's another photo of one of the older buildings on Smith's Court Lane:

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I believe that was listed, as was the building that sat on the corner of Trongate and Candleriggs, which was originally part of a 1790's warehouse complex which ran the full length of Candleriggs to Wilson Street. Goldbergs' moved in in the 1920's and made additions and alterations to the site in 1936, 1953 and 1967.
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Re: Building's within a building

Postby RapidAssistant » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:55 pm

Another good example of that (a bit more recent) is Glasgow Airport, where the Basil Spence building is partly inside the new structure. I have to tell the young 'uns that when you are standing waiting to check in, you are actually standing on what was once the pavement ::):
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Re: Building's within a building

Postby Fat Cat » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:57 pm

muriblue wrote:Thanks, it would be nice to find out what they were used for and why they built over and around them? Everyone knows there is a lot of history within the Merchant City, what a shame it would be if buildings like this were demolished without anyone ever knowing that it existed. :(


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