NS5964 : Glasgow Coat of Arms

taken 4 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

Glasgow Coat of Arms
Glasgow Coat of Arms
A well weathered version of the city's Coat of Arms on the King Street side of the City Improvement Trust tenement at the corner of Argyle Street. A Category B Listed building LinkExternal link .
City Improvement Trust tenements at Trongate
A finely detailed Category B Listed building LinkExternal link at the corner of Argyle Street and King Street in Flemish Baronial style. Dating from 1895, by architect A B MacDonald.

The City Improvement Trust was a body which was set up to improve the squalid living conditions that existed in many parts of Glasgow in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Visits to Paris by the trustees influenced the adoption of the traditional tenement house style (typical of Baron Haussman LinkExternal link ) to rehouse many thousands of Glaswegians.

Other nearby examples of the trust's properties LinkExternal link can be found opposite on Trongate and at High Street and Saltmarket.
City Improvement Trust
The City Improvement Trust was a body which was set up to improve the squalid living conditions that existed in many parts of Glasgow in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

Visits to Paris by the trustees influenced the adoption of the traditional tenement house style (typical of Baron Haussman LinkExternal link ) to rehouse many thousands of Glaswegians.
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Date Taken
Monday, 7 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5949 6491 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.4106N 4:14.7812W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5948 6492
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