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View from WSW showing part of WNW front of 'Doge's Palace' block

SC 662372

Description View from WSW showing part of WNW front of 'Doge's Palace' block

Date 1965

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 662372

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Templeton's Carpet Factory, No 62 Templeton Street, Glasgow This very large factory was founded on this site in 1857 by James Templeton & Son in a former cotton mill of c.1823, the bottom two floors of which survived into the 1970s. Large additions were made in 1868-9, 1881-92, 1897 and between the World Wars. This shows the most celebrated building on the site, built in 1888-92 to make spool axminster carpets to an American patent. The iron and steel frame of the building was designed by J B Harvey & Co, engineers, and the façade by William Leiper, in Venetian Gothic, with details from the Doge's Palace. The façade was built independently from the frame, and collapsed in 1889 during a gale, killing 29 women working in weaving sheds below. It is faced with red and yellow terracotta brick, with red sandstone dressings and blue and gold mosaic panels, and is probably the most gorgeous industrial building in the world. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/65/23/12


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