Hector McNeil House :: Shared Description

The former Greenock Central Library, which was converted to office space for Inverclyde Council in 2014/15, is now known as Hector McNeil House.

Hector McNeil was elected MP for Greenock during WWII and retained the seat after the war LinkExternal link .

He was also Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and was promoted to Minister of State at the Foreign Office in October 1946, de facto deputy to the Foreign Secretary, Ernest Bevin, and appointed a member of the Privy Council. Due to his position at the Foreign Office, he became vice-president of the United Nations General Assembly in 1947.

He is probably most noted in Greenock for bringing IBM to the town in the early 1950s. The IBM factories at Battery Park and Spango valley (and elsewhere around the district) employed close to 6000 workers at their peak in the 1990s, but are now all closed and mostly demolished.

The artwork above the main door is original, dating from 1970 when the library was opened. It is by renowned Scottish sculptor Charles Anderson LinkExternal link .
by Thomas Nugent
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NS2776 : Hector McNeil House, Clyde Square by Thomas Nugent
NS2776 : Hector McNeil House, Clyde Square by Thomas Nugent
NS2776 : Hector McNeil House, Clyde Square by Thomas Nugent
NS2776 : Hector McNeil House, Clyde Square by Thomas Nugent
NS2776 : Hector McNeil House, Clyde Square by Thomas Nugent
NS2776 : Hector McNeil House, Clyde Square by Thomas Nugent


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Created: Mon, 8 Jan 2018, Updated: Mon, 8 Jan 2018

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