NS5964 : Commonwealth House

taken 4 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

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Commonwealth House
Commonwealth House
The Albion Street side of the building is home to the offices of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The imposing ornate red sandstone building was built by the City Improvement Trust and has fašades on Trongate. Albion Street and Bell Street. It is Category B Listed LinkExternal link .
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)
Tuesday, 15 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5959 6497 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.4446N 4:14.6873W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5958 6497
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