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Notes on the Geography of The United Kingdom: Glasgow Core: Photo 7

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Facing the river here and between the two pedestrian bridges is this Custom House from 1840, designed in those days of men-of-many-parts by John Taylor, a customs official. For an amateur, I think he deserves more credit that the critics give him. Don't you think Williamson is a bit harsh in describing the building as having an "unassuming Greek Revival facade of uncomfortable proportions in well-cut yellow sandstone ashlar"? I see her point, but still. (The lower wings are later additions.)

As of 2018, an application was pending for a big hotel to rise behind the building, which would became the main entrance. Think the extension will enhance the appearance of the Custom House?

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