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Argyll Arcade

Glasgow University Library Special Collections, Edwin Law

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Argyll Arcade

A view of the Buchanan Street entrance to the Argyll Arcade, published c 1900.

The arcade was built in 1828 by the architect John Baird Snr for John Reid Robertson, with a second entrance on Argyle Street. By the 1840s there were sixty-three shops ranged along the glass-roofed L-shaped thoroughfare, selling a wide variety of luxury goods. The entrance was remodelled in 1962, and the arcade is today predominantly occupied by jewellers' shops.

Reference: Glasgow University Library Special Collections, e189

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