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Notes on the Geography of The United Kingdom: Glasgow Core: Photo 68

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And now to brass tacks and the business of making money. We're back at the entrance to the central station, but now we're looking across the street to the Grosvenor Building, another of Alexander "Greek" Thomson's designs--and built by him for his own profit. See anything else odd? Sure you do, once it's pointed out: the building later got a new top. It was put there in 1907, which is why Williamson writes of Thomson's "disciplined facade weighed down by the swagger Graeco-Roman top hamper."

Like many, many of the buildings ahead of us, this was originally a warehouse, almost certainly in the obsolete sense of a fine shop and not in the modern sense of a wholesaler's storage building.

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