How were Glasgow streets named?

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Re: How were Glasgow streets named?

Postby hungryjoe » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:52 pm

yoker brian wrote:and also the site - Origin & History of Glasgow Streets

I've just had my second browse through that. Fascinating.
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Postby Bridie » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:16 am

I've just taken a virtual walk up Buccleuch Street and my 8O what changes

Tried to google anything about the name of the street but couldn't find

What is the meaning of the name and any connection to Glasgow?
Whats the Margaret McDonald House? (apart from being one of my old school extensions - however my names not Margaret McDonald) :D

and would you say it might be on the list of the most changed street after 40 years?
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Re: Glasgow Streets

Postby Mori » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:09 am

Whats the Margaret McDonald House?



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I think it was named after CR Mackintosh's wife Margaret McDonald
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Re: How were Glasgow streets named?

Postby ibtg » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:23 am

The street was most probably named for the Duke of Buccleuch. Carol Foreman, in her book, says that the street was named after the Duke, but gives no reason as to why.

I'll try to remember to look up the Muir book on Glasgow street names next week in the Mitchell. Or perhaps someone else has it?

The only Margaret McDonald that springs to mind is CRM's wife and collaborator in his artwork and design, and one of the 'Glasgow Girls'. However, it's not an uncommon name and could be someone else entirely.
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Re: How were Glasgow streets named?

Postby Bridie » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:25 am

Thanks mori and ibtg

I thought it was something to do with Mrs RM and so I googled ( instead of a chinwag here) :D

it's a hostel owned by the Art School

http://guide.visitscotland.com/vs/guide ... /home.html
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