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Notes on the Geography of The United Kingdom: Glasgow Core: Photo 58

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Another church, in this case the St. Vincent Street Free Church, which opened in 1859 for the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland. It's the work of Alexander "Greek" Thomson, but it's plain that, despite his nickname, Thomson was no slave to Greek forms. John Tweed's city guide of 1872 says of the tower behind that "it is difficult to bring it into harmony with the temple architecture..., as if there had been more money to spare at the building of the church than people knew what to do with." Little did Mr. Tweed anticipate Heron House, the residential tower behind the church tower.

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