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High Street, 1955
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High Street Tenements

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection, Bulletin Photographs

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High Street Tenements

Red sandstone tenements stretching down High Street towards Duke Street. The Victorian flatted properties were built by the City Improvement Trust, 1899-1902, and were re-roofed, refurbished and stonecleaned in 1985. The city coat of arms is carved on the panel on the wall, right. Atmospheric pollution had rendered Glasgow's tenements dull, dark and sooty: after stonecleaning, the original attractive shades of honey, blonde, red and peach have re-emerged in all their splendour.

The Council's long-standing policy is to reserve street-level properties for commercial use and the upper floors for homes. It has generally been council policy in recent years to resist a change of use from residential to commercial, where upper floors are wholly devoted to residential use, and applications for new public houses in such situations are invariably refused.

Reference: Bulletin photographs, Box 1, Architecture

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

Keywords:
apartments, City Improvement Trust, coats of arms, flats, public houses, red sandstone, refurbishment, shops, slum clearance, stone cleaning, tenements, urban regeneration



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