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Lindsay House

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection, Postcards Collection

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Lindsay House

A 1924 postcard view from the west of Lindsay House, at the north end of the Old Bridge (or Snuff Mill Bridge), Cathcart.

Designed by John Baird, Lindsay House was built for David Lindsay in 1863. The tall, narrow baronial tenement seems out of keeping with the cottages in the vicinity. It was said that the then Earl of Cathcart, whose permission had to be sought for the building, was most displeased when he realised the scale of the building. Above the door is a perfect monogram with all the letters of the name Lindsay intertwined.

David Lindsay (1817-1902) owned the nearby mill, popularly known as the Snuff Mill. The chief products of the mill were paper and cardboard used in bookbinding. The mill closed after Lindsay's death.

Reference: Mitchell Library GC Postcards

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
bookbinding, bridges, Lindsay House, mills, monograms, Old Bridge, Cathcart, paper makers/merchants, paper mills, papermaking, River Cart, Snuff Mill, Snuff Mill Bridge, tenements



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