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Choose three buildings

Postby dazza » Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:46 pm

If you could resurrect 3 demolished buildings in Glasgow, what would they be?
I'm not quite sure what mine are as it's difficult to narrow it down to three, but i think i'd definately have to go with the Christian Institute/YMCA and the St Enoch Hotel for starters, and possibly the whole of Charing Cross before the "big motorway thingy" (but that would be cheating as it's more than three).

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Postby turbozutek » Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:57 pm

I would like woodilee asylum back!!

:-(

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Postby turbozutek » Thu Jun 03, 2004 9:37 pm

No.

But I think the building was excellent.... And they pulled it down.

Bastards.

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Postby DMcNay » Thu Jun 03, 2004 10:08 pm

1. St Enochs.

2. St Andrews Halls, even though it would mean the Mitchell being cut in half...

3. Christian Institute and YMCA.

Anyone got a spare copy of Frank Worsdall's "The City That Disappeares" they want o donate to me? It's a great wee book, much better than Carol Foremans effort...
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Postby crusty_bint » Thu Jun 03, 2004 11:22 pm

William Starks lunatic asylum on Parliamentary Rd
http://www.theglasgowstory.com/images/TGSA01089_m.jpg

Alexander 'Greek' Thomsons Queens Park Church
http://www.scotcities.com/cathcart/queenspark.jpg

The Old College
http://www.theglasgowstory.com/images/TGSA01061_m.jpg

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Postby turbozutek » Thu Jun 03, 2004 11:41 pm

Oh, here are some pics of Woodilee, back in the day:

http://www.uer.ca/locations/viewgal.asp ... alid=10496

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Postby Ronnie » Fri Jun 04, 2004 1:57 am

crusty_bint wrote:William Starks lunatic asylum on Parliamentary Rd
http://www.theglasgowstory.com/images/TGSA01089_m.jpg

Alexander 'Greek' Thomsons Queens Park Church
http://www.scotcities.com/cathcart/queenspark.jpg

The Old College
http://www.theglasgowstory.com/images/TGSA01061_m.jpg

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Young Crusty, you have hit the nail on the head. A brilliant choice of three buildings to rehabilitate. ::):
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Postby turbozutek » Fri Jun 04, 2004 1:58 am

So Crusty,

Was that Glasgow's answer to Bedlam then ??

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Postby dazza » Fri Jun 04, 2004 2:10 am

I knew he would come away with three like that. Good call anyhoo ::):
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Postby crusty_bint » Fri Jun 04, 2004 2:09 pm

Starks asylum was probably the best of its kind in its day, and a far cry from Bedlam was designed to
"restore the use of reason, to alleviate suffering, and lesson peril, where reason cannot be restored"
In devising the layout, Stark defined 4 'degrees of insanity'- 'Frantic', 'Incurable', 'Ordinary' and 'Convolescant', and laid out the asylum on a saltire plan, centred on an octagonal atrium with a eliptical glass dome, with four oblong ward wings radiating from it allowing the patients to be divided according to sex, rank in life and degree of insanity... all rather civilised :wink:
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Postby Gazzathecoigne » Fri Jun 04, 2004 2:28 pm

Duke Street Jail

St. Enochs Hotel

The Forge (many different buildings I know, but as one large institution)
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Postby monthebiffy » Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:09 pm

I'd go with Woodilee too. Two others when i can think of them. :wink:
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Postby My Kitten » Fri Jun 04, 2004 5:48 pm

turbozutek wrote:So Crusty,

Was that Glasgow's answer to Bedlam then ??

Chris...


Off topic but "The Surgeon of Crowthorne" is a good book, tenuous link to bedlam in there!.

On topic! - I'd like to see

St Enoch Station
Where I lived when I was little in Springburn (just to see how skanky it was)
and probably Govan if Im allowed that - would be nice to see what it was like in the shipbuilding days.
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Postby glasgowgub » Fri Jun 04, 2004 10:48 pm

1 st enochs
2gorbals cross
3the whole of grahamstown village
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Postby purplegrum » Sun Jun 06, 2004 2:11 pm

turbozutek wrote:Oh, here are some pics of Woodilee, back in the day:

http://www.uer.ca/locations/viewgal.asp ... alid=10496

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Did Woodilee have a sign outside saying it was linked with Stobhill Hospital? I pass the site of an old hospital all the time on the outskirts of Lenzie going to pick up my girlfriend - this the one?
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