Langside Avenue – 1890s

Photo (C287): Sourced from Virtual Mitchell and reproduced with the kind permission of Glasgow City Archives.

A view of Langside Avenue looking west towards Minard Road. On the left you’ll see the pub that, 20 years or so after this photo was taken, would become James O’Malley’s magnificent Corona bar. Some things never change and you can clearly see the distinctive “T” of J & R. Tennent on the wall. On the traffic island next to what is now a taxi rank there once stood an ornate drinking fountain by Walter MacFarlane’s world famous Saracen Foundry. The Bailie James Martin Memorial Fountain is design number 20, an elaborate 18 ft by 4 ft structuretrimmed with rope moulding. James Martin was a senior councilor, the Town’s Master of Works, a member of the Clyde Navigation Trust, a Justice of the Peace and a highly respected Police Judge. It was erected in 1893 and dedicated to him on 26th May 1894. It was removed and is now located beside the old Templeton carpet factory on Glasgow Green.

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