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Charles McKean

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Charles McKean has written the following TheGlasgowStory essays:

1560 to 1770s - Buildings and Cityscape: Housing
Renaissance Glasgow comprised two towns with the University in between. The upper town clustered ar...
 
1770s to 1830s - Buildings and Cityscape
The date generally suggested for Glasgow's break from its medieval confines is 1751, with the demoli...
 
1770s to 1830s - Buildings and Cityscape: Tenements
Glasgow surged out of its mediaeval bounds after the demolition of its West Port in 1751. In the su...
 
1830s to 1914 - Buildings and Cityscape: Tenements
Glasgow's image as a Victorian city owes much to the grey, beige and reddish sandstone tenemented st...
 
1914 to 1950s - Buildings and Cityscape: Commercial Buildings
By 1914 central Glasgow had possibly the most American-like city centre in Europe: grid-iron streets...
 
1914 to 1950s - Buildings and Cityscape: Tenements
Tenements were demonised by the end of the First World War as too densely occupied, poorly maintaine...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Buildings and Cityscape: Entertainment Buildings
Most of Glasgow's approximately 140 cinemas, never mind dance halls, fell out of use and were demoli...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Buildings and Cityscape: Commercial Buildings
Immediately after the Second World War, Glasgow's grey, golden and red stone buildings were blackene...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Buildings and Cityscape: Waterfront
By 1950 the largely industrialised Clyde banks had fallen silent leaving a landscape of shuttered bu...
 


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