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Govanhill Library

Posted by Jackie on May 19, 2008

I’ve demonstrated (I hope!) that central Glasgow is full of all sorts of interesting architecture. Down on the south side on Calder Street, which is mostly a slightly run-down street full of tenement flats and an abandoned swimming pool, this grand dome sits on top of Govanhill Library, giving us southerners a bit of grandeur to look at as well 🙂

4 Responses to “Govanhill Library”

  1. They knew how to build libraries in those days!

    It was opened in 1906, having been paid for from Andrew Carnegie’s 1901 gift of £100,000 to Glasgow, and is one of the seven of these buildings designed by the architect James R Rhind.

  2. Jackie said

    Wow, I didn’t know that – thank you so much!

  3. marley said

    Glad they knocked this up for us southerners. We are used to the better things in life!! 🙂

  4. Jackie said

    Ah, indeed Marley. As well as being a south-of-the-borderer originally, when I was in London I lived south of the river (the best side, obviously) and so am glad to be continuing the trend now I’m in Glasgow 😀

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