Greek Thomson, Architect, Glasgow Architecture, Photos, Scotland, Designs, Images
Alexander Greek Thomson : Scottish Architect
Buildings by Alexander Thomson, Glasgow, UK
Greek Thomson – Key Building
St Vincent Street Church, Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow Buildings by Alexander Thomson
Buck’s Head Building, 63 Argyle St – 1862-63
Caledonia Road Church, south Glasgow
Egyptian Halls, central Glasgow
Grosvenor building, central Glasgow
Alexander Thomson : information on other buildings by theig Glasgow architect
Buildings by Greek Thomson outside Glasgow
Arran View, off Commonhead Street, North Airdrie, Scotland
Cairnhill House, Cairnhill Road, Cairnhill, Airdrie, Scotland
Tor House, Rothesay, Bute, Scotland
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Alexander Thomson : Scholarship Competition
Alexander Thomson Architect
Alexander Thomson is one of the best architects of the nineteenth-century architecture and is frequently seen in opposition to fellow Glasgow architect Mackintosh due to the latterâ€™s greater fame in the last few decades.
Thomson was a prolific architect and created designs for a wide range of buildings including churches, houses, bazaars, tenements and warehouses.
Greek Thomsonâ€™s designs are unusual and eclectic, decorative but powerful. His buildings are rooted in the Greek Revival, but he looked for inspiration in architectural styles far beyond Europe.
Thomsonâ€™s most famous buildings I would suggest are the Caledonia Road Church and the St Vincent St Church (please advise if you think otherwise). Each exterior is fiercely strong, especially St Vincent St Church given its location on a steep hill within Glasgowâ€™s grid.
The St Vincent interior is wonderfully rich and in some ways its finicky and cosmopolitan decoration strikes a counterbalance to the external muscularity.
Vincent Street-Milton Free Church – Website: www.greekthomsonchurch.com
The Caledonia Road Church, in the Gorbals, was Greek Thomsonâ€™s first attempt at a church (1856-57) and uses a tower and raised portico to create strong massing. The Grade A-listed building was sold to Glasgow Corporation in 1963 but caught fire in 1965 [tower and portico saved] and has never been restored.
A computer model of the Alexander Thomson’s Queenâ€™s Park United Presbyterian Church interior was created for The Lighthouseâ€™s first exhibition, in 1999. Queenâ€™s Park Church was hit by a bomb in 1944, and burnt down.
Murray Grigor made a film about Alexander Thomson called Ninevah on the Clyde, following his earlier film about Rennie Mackintosh.
Architectural Historian Gavin Stamp campaigned for Thomsonâ€™s remaining work to be saved and celebrated; Stamp has since moved back from Glasgow to England, in early 2004.
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Greek Thomson : Scottish Architect
The derelict Southern Necropolis gatehouse and cemetery, famous for its connection to Alexander Thomson, is to be restored as a centre for tracing family roots if an ÂŁ800k plan goes ahead. Gorbals Heritage and Environment Trust unveils its re-roofing and refurbishment plan: St Francis Centre, Cumbernauld St.
Greek Thomson Photos Â© Adrian Welch, except Scholarship image
Demolished Alexander Thomson building : Queen’s Park United Presbyterian Church
A catalogue of 3D visualisations of a destroyed church interior by the C19th Scottish architect Alexander Greek Thomson – Website: www.scran.ac.uk/dl/ale/al
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The Alexander Thomson Society – Website: www.greekthomson.com