Sunday 17th September 2017 | 2pm
Niall Murphy takes us on our final tour exploring Glasgow’s ‘Golden Age’, an era which gave birth to some of Glasgow’s finest buildings lining the gridded streets of the western City Centre.
Highlights include Central Station, James Salmon’s ‘Hatrack’ and Mercantile Chambers, CR Mackintosh’s Daily Record Building, and James Miller’s American influenced commercial buildings. See Glasgow’s most public IOU and the apprentice’s touching tribute to his master; the sculptor who helped those scarred by the Great War; the War Criminal’s prison; the hidden influence of the Vienna Secession; Glasgow’s skyscraper race; the links between Glasgow and New York; Roman Baths and Venetian Palaces; a stone Dreadnought; the influence of the Chicago World’s Fair; and Beaux Arts and Glasgow Baroque masterpieces.
No booking required.
Meeting point: The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane
Duration: 2 hours approx.
Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is an annual event taking place across the city during the third week in September. Buildings open their doors and give free access to the public to showcase the city’s architecture and heritage. As well as access to buildings, the week-long programme includes walks, tours, talks and special events.