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View from ENE on London Road showing NNE front

SC 767940

Description View from ENE on London Road showing NNE front

Date 1970

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 767940

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Templeton's Carpet Factory, No 62 Templeton Street, Glasgow This shows part of the north, Craignestock Place, frontage of the works. The central block was built in 1897, and the block on the left was added as a carpet showroom in 1934, to designs by George Boswell. The block on the right is also of inter-war date and by George Boswell. Templetons was the largest firm of carpet makers in Scotland, but succumbed to competition in the 1970s. Most of the buildings were converted to the Templeton Business Centre by the Scottish Development Agency in 1980-5. This is about to undergo a second conversion, this time to flats. This factory was founded in 1857 by James Templeton & Son, initially in a former cotton spinning mill of about 1823. At first it made Templeton & Quiglay's patent chenille axminster carpets, but from the late 1880s it also made spool axminster carpets, an American invention. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/70/52/18


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