Old Photograph North Buchanan Street Glasgow Scotland
Old photograph of cars, shops, horses and carts, buildings and people on North Buchanan Street in Glasgow, Scotland. The first part of Buchanan Street from Argyle Street to Gordon Street was opened in 1780 and the remaining section in 1804. Initially, the street was occupied by a mixture of merchants’ villas, small holdings and some workshops but as the century progressed some very handsome buildings were erected, the first of significance being St George’s Church, now known as St. George’s Tron Church, designed by William Stark and completed in 1808. Further fine buildings were added, including the Glasgow Stock Exchange in 1875, designed by John Burnet. The street acquired a reputation for elegance and shopping which continues to this day.
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