Pollokshields: the Tenements
Please note the tour lasts approximately 2 hrs and is based on three recently published Heritage trail leaflets funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Glasgow City Council and Pollokshields Heritage. Dating from 1849 Pollokshields is the largest and most complete example of a Victorian Garden suburb in Scotland, if not the UK. With its gridded streets lined with handsome tenements, terraces, shops and public buildings East Pollokshields was specifically developed as an upmarket tenemental suburb.
The tour will start at Maxwell Park Station and highlights include three of the finest art nouveau tenements in Glasgow, an exuberant Edwardian Baroque Carnegie Library, Greek Thomson’s earliest surviving villa, a hidden gem of the Glasgow style, the best wally tiles in Glasgow, various churches and mosques, and Tramway’s rich though tragic history. The tour will also include notable tenements by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, HE Clifford and Burnet Boston and Carruthers. The walk will conclude at Tramway and the Hidden Gardens.
Sun 22nd, 11am; 120 mins
Meeting point: Maxwell Park Station.
Booking: Registration from 10.45 at Maxwell Park Station ticket office, places will be allocated first-come first served
Accessibility: Limited accessibility - we will be walking on wide pavements, some surfaces could be uneven and there will be kerbs.
Please note: Wear sensible footwear, clothes for rain if necessary; not really suitable for young children.
Nearest Train/Subway: Maxwell Park Station.
Parking: Free on street parking on both Terregles Ave. and Fotheringay Rd.