Tenemental Mansions in Glasgow

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Re: Tenemental Mansions in Glasgow

Postby Jazza » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:44 am

This is one of my all time favourite threads, so I have a wee update.

I was in a meeting at the Clydesdale Bank and saw a painting I liked, a nice landscape with sheep.

Noted down the artists name - John Cunningham, who turns out to be a well know figure: http://www.johncunningham.org.uk/

On his website it mentions: "John lived in a magnificent and spacious studio flat in the centre of Glasgow which was designed by Sir John Burnett expressly for the use of an artist, and which had previously been owned by other artists including John McGhie and David Gauld" and that got me curious about where it was (I really like the idea that things have went full circle and that over 100 years ago the concept of home working was embraced and actually considered by architects).

A wee bit of detective work later and the flat turns out to be in Albany Mansions, and the PDF schedule from the last time it was for sale is online: http://rycramweb.eu/cms/ftp/10/property-schedules/2398.pdf
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Re: Tenemental Mansions in Glasgow

Postby HollowHorn » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:31 pm

My God. That is sublime!
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Re: Tenemental Mansions in Glasgow

Postby gap74 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:39 pm

A stoater (I see it sold for 350k, wee bit out of my budget, alas!)
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Re: Tenemental Mansions in Glasgow

Postby Fat Cat » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:32 pm

I want to live there!

My brother's artist friend lived in Charing Cross Mansions. When the office block was built on the bridge to nowhere he up sticks and moved as his view became "that bloody monstrosity!".
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Re: Tenemental Mansions in Glasgow

Postby Vinegar Tom » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:00 pm

Fat Cat wrote:I want to live there!


Ditto! What a fantastic "flat".
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Re: Anyone remember a70s cafe at Caledonian Mansions (Kelvi

Postby Bridie » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:58 am

yonza bam wrote:I used to live in the human rabbit warren known as Caledonian Mansions in the late 70s. It's the big building next to the Kelvin Bridge on Gt Western Road. There was a nondescript wee cafe among the shops below where I often ate.

I started a thread in another place about today being the 30th anniversary of Kate Bush's 'Wuthering Heights' getting to number 1 in the charts, and how I first heard it while in this wee cafe in 1978.

Anyways, what began as a Kate Bush appreciation and 'can it really be 30 years?' thread has turned in to a 'whit wee cafe?' thread. No one remembers it. Hardly surprising. It had nothing much going for it except that it was cheap and just doon the stairs. If it had a name, I never knew what it was. Just 'the cafe'.

Here's a link to the shops there in 1974. The first shop is a chippie (Philadelphia?'). The black shop is a hairdresser's. But I don't recognise anything else there. I'm seriously starting to wonder if I've got 'false memory syndrome' . Does anyone else remember a cafe here? Any ideas when it closed or what it's name was?

http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualm ... =2&t=4&x=1


I'm curious by you saying "rabbit warren" I've never been in any part of the Caledonian mansions - what do you mean? :)

PS I went to school with Sandro who owns the Phili and the restaurant next door. Told me he wanted to be a chef when we were in P7 - I admire that determination - I didn't have that :cry:
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Re: Tenemental Mansions in Glasgow

Postby Bridie » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:00 am

Jazza wrote:This is one of my all time favourite threads, so I have a wee update.

I was in a meeting at the Clydesdale Bank and saw a painting I liked, a nice landscape with sheep.

Noted down the artists name - John Cunningham, who turns out to be a well know figure: http://www.johncunningham.org.uk/

On his website it mentions: "John lived in a magnificent and spacious studio flat in the centre of Glasgow which was designed by Sir John Burnett expressly for the use of an artist, and which had previously been owned by other artists including John McGhie and David Gauld" and that got me curious about where it was (I really like the idea that things have went full circle and that over 100 years ago the concept of home working was embraced and actually considered by architects).

A wee bit of detective work later and the flat turns out to be in Albany Mansions, and the PDF schedule from the last time it was for sale is online: http://rycramweb.eu/cms/ftp/10/property-schedules/2398.pdf


Thanks

I can't stop thinking about that house and what a fantastic place to live. Not that I have it but £350,00 isn't that bad a price to pay mind you it would need a lot of work done it and many trips to Ikea - joking !!
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Re: Tenemental Mansions in Glasgow

Postby dazza » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:37 pm

Bridie wrote:I can't stop thinking about that house and what a fantastic place to live.


Property Porn ?
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Re: Tenemental Mansions in Glasgow

Postby Bridie » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:57 am

dazza wrote:
Bridie wrote:I can't stop thinking about that house and what a fantastic place to live.


Property Porn ?


You've caught me out on one of my obsessions ;)
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