Art Deco Survivor , for the attention of Swiss May.

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Margrit M. Berger (S… on August 7, 2009

Thank you very much, Scally! Great Art Deco building and fine photo! I am enchanted that you show places of Glasgow, one wouldn't expect.

'Gallowgate' seems to be an interesting place. Probably it was the last way the poor condemned had to go in this life. Do you know something of the name's origin.


Harry Taggart on August 8, 2009

Good morning May, I think the Gate is more pertinent than the Gallow, probable had the executions at the City centre side of this long and one of the oldest of Glasgow,s streets, now both in decline and renewal, I would not bet on which will be the longest lasting.:-( cheers scally

AnnaJolanta 2 on August 16, 2009

Very nice picture!

Harry Taggart on August 17, 2009

Many thanks Anna cheers scally.

Ruben Padilla on September 1, 2009

Hi my Amigo Scally

Great Shot! Very Nice Building!

Thanks, I welcome your valued comments! very grateful for your visit, Glad you like it! Have anice Day.

Greetings from Sombrerete, Zacatecas, MEXICO to GLASGOW.



Harry Taggart on September 1, 2009

many thanks Rudolf for your kind comment regards scally.

Harry Taggart on September 2, 2009

Good morning Ruben, many thanks for your nice comments, regards scally.

Ivan Logvinov on May 11, 2014

Beautiful building!
Warm greetings from Russia!

Harry Taggart on May 11, 2014

I am very glad you like it Ivan, Many thanks and best reegard to Russia cheers scally.

John Taggart on July 7, 2015

Hey all. Can't believe I came across this pic. I bought the building in 2001 and over a 6 year period and much fighting with the local housing association and historic Scotland managed to save the building when all the other Art Deco buildings on the Gallowgate were being pulled down. I'm 47 now and living in Perth Australia but I have very fond memories of working in the building and glad it's still around to be enjoyed by others.

If memory serves me well it was built for the Commercial Bank of Scotland and was last used as a bank by the RBS in the late 70s early 80s. I last remember it as a butchers which was served by the meat market which was directly across from it. When I bought it, it was falling down. The roof was leaking terribly, the whole interior had to be ripped out and unfortunately the lovely Terrazzo floor was ruined, Some of the granite on the exterior walls had come away and had to be replaced.

Anyway, thanks for posting this pic. Brought back great memories.



Harry Taggart on July 8, 2015

Hi John, it as over 5 years ago since I posted this snap,and the building looked in reasonable condition. I took a few snaps of the redeveloped old meat market ( If you search my shot you will see them) which is a very nice housing development mixed with the retained Victorian high stone work. I have never been to Perth, but I have spent a wee bit of time in Sydney and a few years in Kiwi Land, and still remember the old advice " From 9 till 3 get under a tree. All the best cheers scally.

John Taggart on July 8, 2015

Hi Scally. Were in the middle of winter which feels like a Scottish summer but yeah having been here for the summer that about sums things up. We've only been here for 5 months having spent the previous 6 in Melbourne.

My first business venture was as a young 9 -10 year old was going around the old meat market getting the empty "gingy" bottles during my school lunch break at St Mary's lol. So I now the whole area really well. It's a great development particularly the treatment they gave to Graham Square.

Cheers John

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  • Uploaded on August 6, 2009
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    by Harry Taggart
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ28
    • Taken on 2009/07/11 13:08:10
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 8.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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