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Glasgow, 62 North Frederick Street, Oil Store General View

SC 605740

Description Glasgow, 62 North Frederick Street, Oil Store General View

Date 23/1/1968

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 605740

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Oil Store, No 62 North Frederick Street, Glasgow This building was built in 1866-7 to replace one constructed in about 1855 for William Walls, oil merchant, and destroyed by fire in 1866. In 1872 the firm were refining spermaceti (whale) oil in this works, and refining paraffin in a works in Maryhill. Both these oils were used in lamps. This shows the building from the north-west, looking down North Frederick Street. No doubt as a result of the fire in 1866 the new building had a fireproof brick-arched interior. It had latterly been used as a paper store. This building was acquired, soon after this photograph was taken, by the University of Strathclyde, who used it as their works department until demolishing it in the late 1970s to make way for the construction of a sports hall. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H68/421/1C


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

> Item Level (SC 605740) Glasgow, 62 North Frederick Street, Oil Store General View

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