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View from SW showing WNW and SSW fronts of 'Doge's Palace' block

SC 696764

Description View from SW showing WNW and SSW fronts of 'Doge's Palace' block

Date 14/11/1968

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 696764

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Templeton's Carpet Factory, No 62 Templeton Street, Glasgow This works was founded in 1857 by James Templeton & Son to make carpets using the chenille axminster process which Templeton and Quiglay had patented in 1839. Initially this works occupied a former cotton-spinning mill built in about 1823, but it was subsequently greatly extended. This shows the most celebrated part of the works. The exterior of the building was designed by William Leiper, in polychrome brick, with red sandstone dressings. The interior was designed, separately, by G & A Harvey, engineers. It was built for spool axminster carpet manufacture. The separation of the design to the façade from that of the internal structure caused a disaster, when the unsupported upper part of the façade collapsed in a gale on to weaving sheds below, killing 29 women and girls. The building is often known as the Doge's Palace, after the well-known Venetian building. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/68/36/16


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