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180-190 Byres Rd. No Date:

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Feb 2008:

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This one was really difficult, it has changed so much, what do you think?

Hmmm.

Windaes don't look the same...the newer pic has 5 sash windows, then a bay window at the left. The bay window building looks to be the same age as the one with the 5 sash windows.

This doesn't correspond at all with what's visible in the B&W pic.

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But the protruding sill does, and the join between the buildings with a short gap on the right of the join and a longer one on the left.

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Hmmm.

Windaes don't look the same...the newer pic has 5 sash windows, then a bay window at the left. The bay window building looks to be the same age as the one with the 5 sash windows.

This doesn't correspond at all with what's visible in the B&W pic.

Yes, that's what I thought, I wondered if it could be Gt. Western Rd. Looks like NWE may well be right.

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Jessops is where Argyle Rubber was. Heavy window evidence, as they say.

The door numbers are a bugger to work out on this one.

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Jessops is where Argyle Rubber was. Heavy window evidence, as they say.

:huh:

How do you mean? The windows setup isn't the same in the two pics.

There are stone supports under the sill above Jessop's in the new pic that aren't there in the old pic.

Besides, tenements are sandstone with the brickwork visible, as in the new pic. The old pic isn't sandstone bricks.

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:huh:

How do you mean? The windows setup isn't the same in the two pics.

There are stone supports under the sill above Jessop's in the new pic that aren't there in the old pic.

Besides, tenements are sandstone with the brickwork visible, as in the new pic. The old pic isn't sandstone bricks.

Yes, I'd second thoughts about the supports so you may be right. It's also hard to tell what size the window is above the start of the Jessops sign.

I don't think the fact that you can't see the sandstone in the old photo is a giveaway, though. It looks like it has been painted (or some other coating). Might well have gone in the sandblasting epidemic.

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The reflection in the Argyle Rubber Co window says Paisley's in what looks very much like the font of Paisley's outfitters (Gordon Street and Renfield Street?).

Was there ever a west end branch of Paisley's?

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Took a couple of shots to-day for heavy window comparison, I would rule out Jessops as the 'now' shot.

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Any thoughts?

There was another 'Argyle Rubber Co.' in Jamaica St. Different lettering though:

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wasnt Paisleys on NW corner of Broomielaw & Jamaica

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Yes Ozzy, it was:

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Corner of Broomielaw & Jamaica St. 1983:

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The corner has changed very little in 70 years, thought it is no longer Paisley's, which has removed to the other side of Jamaica St. Architecturally it remains the same group of buildings, they now belong to Sir Hugh Fraser, whose monogram appears on the sunblinds.

'Glasgow, Old & New' Jack House, 1984

I'll get an up to date photo next time I'm in town.

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Another difficult one, half of the street is now missing :huh:

Merkland St. No Date (circa 1900?)

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Bygone Partick, Bill Spaulding.

March 2008:

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wasnt Paisleys on NW corner of Broomielaw & Jamaica

That's it. The corner I was recalling, where Amex is now, was Forsyths; which means the shop on Buchanan Street was Rowans.

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Another difficult one, half of the street is now missing :huh:

Merkland St. No Date (circa 1900?)

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Bygone Partick, Bill Spaulding.

March 2008:

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Acht; poor Partick. Ripped to shreds and not for the better.

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Acht; poor Partick. Ripped to shreds and not for the better.

Yer right. The slum tenements were brilliant.

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Yer right. The slum tenements were brilliant.

"The clattier the cosier", which apothegm I'm sure by now you are familiar with

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From oor Dexter who replied to my enquiry over on HG:

In 1931 the PO Directory Lists Paisley's as being in Jamaica Street and Broomielaw. It also lists The Argyle Rubber Company as being in Jamaica Street. No other branches are listed of either company. Certainly not in Byres Road. Circa 1960 The Argyle Rubber Comapny moved to Hurlet house in Nitshill and I think it is still there.

In the Kelly's Directories of 1930 and 1939 no mention is made of either company in their listings for Byres Road.

There is another pic of Paisleys on the Broomielaw clearly showing their logo on the Jamaica street side, this may be the one reflected in the 'Argyle Rubber' window. Looks like the VM got it wrong again. I do love these wee puzzles.

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http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/viewto...?f=3&t=7182

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Final proof that it is Jamaica St. rather than Byres Rd. from Robert Pool over on HG:

The photo shows the rubber companys shop in Jamacia Street, not Byres Rd. Here is a photo of the shop premises as they were in 1931 (2 Shops) Conway Philips and Alexander Bennett.

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Yep, the west end can be a nightmare for delivery drivers. A lot of homeowners insist on putting the 'posher' address on their orders, even though these addresses don't appear on street maps. I used to walk up Queen's Gate regularly. I thought it was the posh end of Hyndland Street. Obviously, the photographic evidence shows the old memory plays tricks ;)

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Early premises and the work force of Barr and Stroud at Ashton Lane (no date)

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March 2008:

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Great Western Road 1966:

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March 2008: (It snowed again to-day, but just not enough) :lol:

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