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Notes on the Geography of The United Kingdom: Glasgow Core: Photo 95

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Along comes the Beresford Hotel from 1937. It's just a hollow box, but the architects are building in keeping with the Art Deco theme of 1938's Empire Exhibition, held a few miles away at Bellahouston Park (where almost none of the exhibition's hundred buildings survive). The architects (plural) were James Weddell and William Beresford Inglis. Weddell was a longtime assistant to John Burnet, who we met most recently at the banking hall on Ingram Street, and Inglis was the owner of this property and gave it his middle name.

The building was requisitioned during the war and has been many things since, including student housing and, most recently, apartments. In 1990 its fancy trim had been painted over; Williamson writes that its "dazzling livery of mustard and black faience with red fins has been sadly obliterated." Since then, it's been at least partly restored.

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