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View from SSW showing SSW front of Gothic doorway and part of SSW front of arched openings on SSW front (Hawthorn Street front). Saracen Foundry.

SC 664426

Description View from SSW showing SSW front of Gothic doorway and part of SSW front of arched openings on SSW front (Hawthorn Street front). Saracen Foundry.

Date 31/10/1965

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 664426

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Saracen Foundry, No 73 Hawthorn Street, Glasgow This foundry was constructed on a greenfield site from about 1869 for Walter Macfarlane & Co, architectural iron founders. This firm had been established in 1850 in Saracen Lane, near Glasgow Cross, and had moved to Washington Street in 1862. The Hawthorn Street site was rail-connected. This shows the centrepiece of the frontage of the foundry to Hawthorn Street, part of the original works, designed by James Boucher, architect. The cast iron lettering and cresting were typical of the firm's products. The gable was only for show; there was nothing behind the upper part. Macfarlanes were the largest firm of architectural iron founders in Scotland, employing about 1,200 workers in 1890. Catalogues of their products survive to give an idea of their extraordinary range and quality. The works had closed by 1965 and was demolished in 1967. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/65/26/30

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/664426

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

> Item Level (SC 664426) View from SSW showing SSW front of Gothic doorway and part of SSW front of arched openings on SSW front (Hawthorn Street front). Saracen Foundry.

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