Today will focus on the architectural achievements of the Victorian Era, exploring the extravagance and status bestowed on the built environment.
- A combination of mosaic, marble, carved wood, mural paintings, embossed wallpaper, gildings and stained glass come together to create a wonderful civic palace.
- A striking landmark built on Great Western Road as Victorian Glasgow expanded rapidly to the west. Designed by prolific English Gothic revival architect, Sir Gilbert Scott, the cathedral was specially restored in the 1990s.
- Ann Laird of Friends of Glasgow West looks at the architecture and history of some of the West Endâ€™s 40 listed Victorian and Edwardian tenements, including Avril Patonâ€™s famous â€˜Windows in the Westâ€™ building.
- Architect Niall Murphy will be leading a series of three tours focusing of Glasgowâ€™s commercial links to the British Empire, and the physical impact this incoming wealth had on Glasgowâ€™s built landscape. Tours will focus on Buchanan Street, the Western City Centre and George Square.
- One of Glasgowâ€™s most extraordinary mid- Victorian developments and one of the most significant town planning endeavours of its era. The area now combines residential development with a range of industrial and service buildings.