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View of entrance doorway with woman standing to left of door, also showing inscription above door reading 'Welcome the Coming and Speed the Parting Guest'

SC 697070

Description View of entrance doorway with woman standing to left of door, also showing inscription above door reading 'Welcome the Coming and Speed the Parting Guest'

Date c. 1897

Collection Bedford Lemere and Company

Catalogue Number SC 697070

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of BL 16017/C

Scope and Content Main Entrance, The Towans (now demolished), Powbank Mill Road, Prestwick, South Ayrshire The Towans, a creamy, harled Arts and Crafts villa, was built c.1897 by the Glasgow architect, Alexander Nisbet Paterson, in a splendid setting on the Ayrshire coast. This photograph of the house was taken c.1867 by the photographer, Harry Bedford Lemere. The panel above the door was carved with fleur-de-lys and a fine example of the Arts and Crafts movement's taste for mottoes: 'Welcome the coming and speed the parting guest'. To the right of the door is a carriage mounting block. Until its rail link with Glasgow in 1846, Prestwick was a typical Ayrshire village. In the late 19th century the railway brought a new economy, centred around the fashionable seaside summer homes for wealthy Glaswegians, and the popular sport of golf. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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