343 St Georges Road G3 6JQ
James Robert Rhind, 1905
Category B Listed
Recently refurbished Woodside Library is a beautiful example of Edwardian baroque work by noted Scottish architect James R Rhind. The interior was redecorated in 2014. Events will include a talk by Professor John Hume on the industrial history of Woodside.
In 1901 Glasgow Corporation ran an open competition, inviting architects to submit detailed plans and tenders for the construction of the libraries that were to be funded by the Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. The contracts for seven of the libraries were won by James R Rhind . This gave the architect the opportunity to demonstrate his individual interpretation of Edwardian baroque which later became known as the grand style. Woodside library completed 1905 was the most grand and noteworthy of his designs.
The current setting of the building emphasises its period features, as it is juxtaposed with brutalist urban architecture. Sculpture groups, attributed to William Kellock Brown, adorn the exterior of the building, while the interior also boasts many stunning original features such as columns, cornicing and a beautiful domed ceiling.
Noted historian Professor John Hume will open the day with a talk on the rich industrial heritage of the Woodside area. Handling kits from the open museum which cover a variety of historical periods and subjects will be available. There will be a variety of activities over the week-end including performances by local music groups.
Discover Glasgows Industrial Heritage: The talk by John Hume will include a section on the industrial history of the Woodside area.
Number in Brochure: 108
Sat & Sun 10am 5pm
Full Disabled Access
Ramp access to building.
Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): St Georges Cross Underground
Parking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply
Free parking at Woodside leisure centre
0141 276 1525