The Tenement Renaissance City – the New Gorbals and Laurieston
Our walking tours are taken by GCHT Building Grants Officer, Niall Murphy who is a walking encyclopaedia of knowledge!
Though the tenement formed the matrix of the Victorian and Edwardian city, from WW1 onwards it fell out of favour becoming a by-word for urban poverty. However, since the 1980s there has been a significant shift in thinking about the tenement. The tour will head south along Crown Street, taking in the ruins of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s Caledonia Road Church before heading back north through the new tenements of Laurieston, past the last surviving tenement in the Gorbals – James Salmon Jnr’s British Linen Bank, then passing the under-rated Glasgow Sheriff Court by Keppie Henderson and Partners into Carlton Place to take in Laurieston House before heading back over the Clyde to the Merchant City via the Portland Street Suspension Bridge.
Date: 28th June
Price: £10 per person
Start point: GCHT Offices Running time: Approx 2 hours
To book a place on the tour, please book online, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 0141 552 1331.
Please ensure that you arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time of the event, as the walking tour will leave at 6pm sharp. GCHT can not accommodate latecomers.