Old buildings fan, ex-scientist, software dev, old cinemas buff, occasional boffin & cow-wrangler.
Too many books, too few bookshelves.
Co-Editor of @scottishcinemas and works at @archhfund
Monthly Archives: January 2011
Coliseum Cinema Past Present special… Picture courtesy of the Scottish Screen Archive at the National Library of Scotland Picture Courtesy of Chris Doak Picture courtesy of Steven Parkes The site has since been completely cleared, and is sitting empty. More … Continue reading
[From January 19th, 2006] We had a final last look round the building tonight (it gets boarded up tomorrow), everywhere from the basement offices to the top of the roof, and several hidden spaces in between, we saw it all. … Continue reading
Opened in 1957, the John Menzies House replaced their earlier warehouse just to the south, being their Glasgow head office and warehouse. Menzies House, 1957 (later General Accident House). Red sandstone office block to the S by Brand and Lithgow, … Continue reading
There is still one remaining original lecture theatre in the building now – it has been abandoned for about 10 years as the rake is so steep it contravenes health & safety requirements! I do plan to try to get … Continue reading
BB Cinerama / Odeon Eglinton Toll http://www.scottishcinemas.org.uk/glasgow/bbcinerama.html Opened 1922; closed 1981. Above the door was this rather nice carved crest and globe: Completely demolished in 1986. July 2007: the site is being cleared and excavated once again to put up … Continue reading